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Nominations Requested for Top Canadian Retailers

The search is on for the next group of honorees for the Outstanding Retailer Awards (ORAs) program hosted by HARDLINES. The awards celebrate the achievements of retailers in the hardware and home improvement industry in Canada. All Canadian home improvement retailers and …

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PRO Group To Host Merchandising Conference

This June, manufacturers and PRO Group-affiliated retailers will gather at the annual Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) in Atlanta. Over the course of the three-day conference, vendors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and display products to distributor buyers in suites with private, …

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NRHA Conference Speaker Will Talk Mobile Marketing

2015 will be the first year that millennials outnumber baby boomers, and that change requires retailers to examine how they engage younger consumers. Pat Murphy of FunMobility, Inc., and other speakers will discuss interacting with and marketing to multiple generations as part of the North American Retail …

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Enthusiasm, a New Partnership Among Highlights of Blish-Mize Market

Spring had sprung last weekend at the Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, which was held March 20-21 in Overland Park, Kansas. Outside, the weather was warm, and inside the Overland Park Convention Center, the atmosphere was positive as retailers shopped for …

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Service and Relationships Emphasized at Ace Convention

Ace Hardware’s leaders had positive financial news to share at the co-op’s spring convention this week, but emphasized the importance of relationships and service to keeping retailers’ businesses successful. Retail profit dollars increased by 5 percent and total retail sales …

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New Responsive Website Launched at Reliable Distributors Conference

National buying and marketing group Reliable Distributors kicked off its 2015 Management and Marketing Conference on Thursday, March 12, in Orlando, Florida. Two new members, The Islander Group from Mililani, Hawaii, and Allcon Products/Hennix Group from Anaheim, California, were introduced …

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Housewares Show Highlights Color Trends

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago featured keynote speakers, innovative products and industry professionals, making it a learning experience for all. The keynote and seminar speakers focused on industry trends, colors and improving business operations. Leatrice Eiseman, executive …

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Unique Trends Showcased at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show

With three separate show halls, more than 13 miles of aisles, 2,100 exhibitors and more than 60,000 industry professionals, the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show, which ran from March 7-10 in Chicago was full of unique products, industry innovations and a …

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