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New Possibilities for Vassar Building Center

mike mackay

Mike MacKay, president of Vassar Building Center in Michigan, is a planner. He scoured his community for new locations to expand his business for many years, but never quite landed on the perfect space at the perfect moment. The company …

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New York Retailer Thrives With Passionate Employees, Unique Product Mix

Hatchet Hardware

The Grasso brothers, Giovanni and Angelo, worked alongside their father Angelo Grasso Sr. in the family business, AG Hardware and Paint in Brooklyn, New York, for 30 years. That experience laid the foundation for them to eventually successfully own and …

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How the Rental Category Keeps Retailers Agile

T & M Hardware & Rental

If 2020 has offered any concrete lesson, it’s that retail can shift in the blink of an eye. For the past nine months, retailers in every sector have had to find new ways to operate safely, meet new consumer trends …

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Flowers for All Occasions

Woman at floral shop serving a customer

Proctor Ace Hardware in Neptune Beach, Florida, offers customers a variety of ways to buy flowers. They can go to the greenhouse and get live plants ready to plant in a garden or flowerpot or head over to the Floral …

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Newly Updated: Stream All NRHA Town Hall Sessions

nrha town hall

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting regular town hall sessions via Zoom to help independent home improvement retailers and channel partners stay informed amid COVID-19. In the first NRHA Town Hall covering COVID-19, retailers shared how their …

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Grandview Lumber Makes a Move Online

grandview lumber truck

Three years ago, Cliff and Michelle Lewis, owners of Grandview Lumber and PRO Hardware in Grandview, Washington, took a big step forward when they built a new building and multiplied the size of space they have to use. Now, they …

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How Do it Best Provides Retailers the Building Blocks for Success

do it best

The DNA of Service Nearly 75 years ago, Arnold Gerberding went door to door to hardware retailers and lumber dealers throughout the Midwest, asking them to pledge $1,000 to help secure greater buying power for their businesses and to maintain …

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Zettler Hardware: A History of Adaptation

Zettler Hardware

Zettler Hardware’s parent business opened in 1844, and its ability to adapt to the times has kept the company alive through changes that were tumultuous for retail and the country itself. Founder John Jacob Zettler was an early settler in …

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