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Pier 1 to End Operations After 58 Years

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After declaring bankruptcy in February, home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports is set to begin “an orderly wind-down” of operations. “This decision follows months of working to identify a buyer who would continue to operate our business going forward,” says …

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J.C. Penney Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close 242 Stores

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After filing for bankruptcy, J.C. Penney has announced plans to close more than 240 stores within the next two years, reducing its brick-and-mortar presence by nearly 30 percent, reports CBS News. The retailer currently operates 846 stores but plans to …

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3 Housewares Trends That Reflect Consumers’ Busy Lives

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Last year, large retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target and Kohl’s reported steady sales in housewares, with many lines capturing 10 to 20 percent or more of overall sales. As the category grows, independent home improvement retailers can boost …

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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

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The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Jacob Hagan

Jacob Hagan Director of Store Operations Hagan Ace Hardware Orange Park, Florida Without our community, we can’t be in business. People like shopping at a company that helps and wants to give back to the people who support it. Jacob …

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Technology Brings More Options to the Housewares Department

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org A New Cook in the Kitchen Gadgets are a fundamental piece of the hardware industry. Adults can get the same sense of wonderment as children with a new toy …

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Delicious Recipes to Try Cooking While Camping

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Growing up in Connecticut, Emma Frisch spent more time outdoors with her siblings than watching television. When she wasn’t playing outside, she could be found helping …

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Independent Retailers Find High-End Housewares in Chicago

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Products designed to steam, saute, clean, store and simply impress were on display during the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS). Held at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, the show featured aisle after aisle of innovative products …

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