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Community Supports Cole Hardware After Fire

Fire

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 18, Adrianna Karp was the manager on duty at the Cole Hardware Mission Street store, working on a few different tasks, when the smell of smoke caught her attention. “In our stores, we use radio …

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NRHA Seeking Members for New Advocacy Advisory Group

Advocacy Advisor Group

There are many legislative and business topics that impact the welfare of independent home improvement businesses and their owners. In an effort to bring some of those topics to light, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is in the …

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Walmart Ends Price Matching Program

Price Matching

In-store price matching from ads is now a thing of the past for Walmart shoppers. Historically, customers of the retail giant could present a competitors’ printed ad that displayed a lower price at checkout in order to get a discount. On …

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Hardware Store Unites Businesses After Orlando Shooting

Orlando Shooting

On June 12, Walter Toole woke up early for work, unaware that a gunman had gone on a shooting rampage a few blocks from a hardware store Toole owns in Orlando, Florida. “My wife Patty woke me up and told me there …

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After Arson, Past NRHA Chairman’s Store a ‘Total Loss’

Arson

Everything higher than 2 feet off the floor is scorched or hardened into long plastic drips where it burned in Valley Supply Hardware during a recent fire set by arsonists. “It is a total loss. Everything is gone–computers, telephones, inventory,” …

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Walmart Tests Drones to Manage Inventory

Drones

Walmart’s warehouse inventory management process could soon be speeding up. The country’s largest retail company is testing drones in distribution centers to help manage inventory more efficiently. Within nine months, the drones could be used in Walmart’s massive warehouses, according to The …

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What Millennials’ Home Decorating Means to You

Millennial Home Decor

Walk into the apartment of a young adult, and you may find a cozy space with trendy and unique decor. Makeshift furniture and ratty hand-me-downs are mostly gone from young adults’ home decorating. Millennials prioritize achieving stylish homes at affordable prices. “This is …

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Sears to Sell Off Major Brands?

Craftsman

Sears Holdings is continuing to look for ways to improve its business after reporting ongoing financial losses, and the company’s board of directors has decided to look at alternative approaches to selling its popular Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands. The retailer has not reported what specific changes …

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