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PRO Group Honors Top Retailers

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Paul L. Cosgrave Award Winners Exemplify the Best PRO Group has announced the dual winners of this year’s Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award: Campbell PRO Hardware and Supply in Youngstown, Ohio, and Valley Building Supply and PRO Hardware in Sweetwater, …

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Distribution America and PRO Group Executive Planning Conference Goes Virtual

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Distribution America and PRO Group’s annual Executive Planning Conference is going virtual. This year’s conference will use Zoom online meeting technology in place of the in-person event that was originally scheduled to take place in Tucson, Arizona. The 2021 conference …

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PRO Group Hosts First Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

PRO Group recently hosted its first virtual Group Merchandising Conference to safeguard the health of retailers, PRO Group employees and vendor partners. From June 22-24, 40 PRO Group member distributors and 63 vendor attendees participated in more than 1,100 one-on-one …

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Distributors Talk Communication, Logistics During Pandemic

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Over the last few months, the world has seen remarkable acts of courage from people who are still going to work every day because they work in essential fields. Health care professionals, grocery stockers, shipping facility workers and hardware store …

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PRO Group’s Kalbach Promoted to Vice President and COO

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PRO Group Inc. announced that Shari Kalbach has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer. Kalbach will now direct PRO Group’s operational improvements while working to strengthen customer focus. Kalbach has served PRO Group in three key management …

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PRO Group Plans Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

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Amid the effects of COVID-19, PRO Group has decided to host a virtual Group Merchandising Conference using Zoom software June 22-24. Originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta, the event will still allow partner manufacturers and distributor members the opportunity …

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NRHA, Industry Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Deem Home Improvement Retailers ‘Essential’

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and home improvement industry leaders are banding together to urge federal, state and local governments to deem home improvement workers as “essential” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed …

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Manufacturers and Distributors Unite at Executive Planning Conference

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At the 2020 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group, more than 350 of the nation’s top independent home improvement suppliers and distributors met to find ways to strengthen relationships and plan for success in the year …

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