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Headlining News From Canada

Hardlines Monthly News

Each month, Hardware Retailing shares industry news from Canada. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hr. Lowe’s Announces 34 More Store Closings, Further Rationalization in Canada Lowe’s Canada recently announced that it will shutter 34 stores …

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Northern Tool + Equipment Expands Midwest Presence

Northern Tool + Equipment

Northern Tool + Equipment is expanding its Midwest presence by opening two stores in Indianapolis. The new stores will each employ roughly 20 people and provide brand name tools and equipment for pros and DIYers alike. They will also offer …

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The 10 Issue: Discover Quick-Hitting Operations Tips

10 issue

With a whoosh, the 10 list issue of Hardware Retailing has returned. This year, we’re exploring all sides of the independent home improvement industry with a twist. You’ll be able to fly through these 10 lists, but you’ll come away …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: TJ Colson

TJ Colson Director of Store Operations Wilco Farm Stores Oregon and Washington I’m a big believer in taking time to fully train and support your employees. That’s how your business will reach a high level of performance. After TJ Colson …

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Wisconsin Retailer Finds Green Opportunities

battery-powered

For Dan Stroinski, who co-owns D & J Farm and Home in Thorp, Wisconsin, with his wife Jan, being able to guide homeowners toward solutions for their home repair troubles is one of his favorite aspects of being an independent …

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Safety in Your Operation, From Reset to New Construction

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A pyramid display of window cleaner at the end of an aisle can be an eye-catching reminder for customers who have been meaning to shine up their windows. But one stray jacket zipper catching the sprayer of a poorly built display …

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Busy Beaver Details Expansion Plans

busy beaver

Pittsburgh-based home improvement retailer Busy Beaver is set to open its fourth location in Ohio on May 24. The company is also planning to open new locations in Pennsylvania this fall. The company’s latest Ohio location is in Calcutta and …

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2019 Top Guns: Charlie Gillman

charlie gillman

Charlie Gillman, Owner and President, Gillman Home Center, 12+ locations in Indiana and Ohio Charlie followed his father and uncle into a career as a general contractor and spent many years as a homebuilder. He transitioned into home improvement retail in the late …

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