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Do it Best Market Emphasizes Milestones

Independent retailers from around the globe gathered last Friday in Indianapolis to kick off the Do it Best October Market. The event, which ends today, offered attendees the chance to browse new products, check out the latest industry trends, celebrate …

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How Horicon Hardware Hank Sells Old Tools

Dave Konrath, owner of Horicon Hardware Hank, has turned a hobby into a pursuit of products for impulse selling. Konrath enjoys collecting old tools at garage sales—a natural enough hobby for a hardware man. But he’s also a retailer with an …

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Planning an Event? Don’t Forget Pro Customers

Ladies’ nights and other customer appreciation events geared toward your DIY customers are a great way to advertise your store and promote community involvement, but the next time you plan an event, don’t forget about another segment of your customer …

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Young Retailer Gets Training Scholarship

Jonathan Miller, 2015 Young Retailer of the Year Award winner, received a partial scholarship from the National Hardware Show® to attend the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program. Miller was awarded the $5,000 scholarship at the Young Retailer of the Year awards …

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Do it Best-Home Hardware Partnership Gains New Executive Director

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Alliance International, the Do it Best buying partnership with Canadian co-op Home Hardware Stores Limited, has named a new executive director. Greg Mann replaced long-standing executive director Greg Thomas and will be leading Alliance International, which has $5 billion in …

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Home Hardware Celebrates 50 Years by Giving New Car

One Home Hardware Stores Limited worker drove away with a special anniversary gift — a new car. Home Hardware Stores Limited employee Paul Demeuleneare won the 2015 Toyota Corolla in the company’s 50th Anniversary Staff Sweepstakes this month, according to a press release by Home …

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Nichols Hardware Celebrates 100 Years

December marks the 100th year of business for Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Virginia. Three generations of the Nichols family have maintained the store, according to an article from The Washington Post. Nichols Hardware has remained a place where loyal customers return, despite the …

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USA Today Honors Founder of Home Improvement Website

USA Today named the founder of a home improvement data website its first Entrepreneur of the Year. Editors from the publication chose to honor Porch.com founder Matt Ehrlichman, who started the website in 2013 as a tool for homeowners to find home improvement research …

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