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Retailer Recognized for Ambitiously Selling Sustainable Products

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A Texas home improvement retailer is getting attention for his ambitious work to create a store chain that makes sustainable products accessible and affordable enough to become the industry norm. That entrepreneur, Jason Ballard, started the business TreeHouse in 2009 in Austin, Texas. He has …

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Meet Do it Best’s New Board Members

Attendees of the Do it Best October Market had the chance to sit in on the annual shareholders’ meeting and elect new members to the Indiana co-op’s board of directors. At the meeting, four new members were elected and one was re-elected to …

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Decorating Edible Minions at Davis Ace Hardware

Davis Ace Hardware in Davis, California, regularly offers special events for children—but a recent event got an unusual flurry of interest online. The animated movie “Minions” debuted in July in the U.S., and Davis Ace invited kids to come to …

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True Value Executive Dies at Age 51

Lars Hybel, international vice president of True Value Company, recently died at age 51. The entire True Value team is saddened by the tragic and unexpected loss, according to John Hartmann, president and CEO. “While only with True Value for …

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Home Depot Adds Linda Gooden as Board Member

This week, Home Depot announced the appointment of Linda Gooden to its board of directors. Gooden will serve on the company’s audit and leadership development and compensation committees. Her appointment gives the company 12 directors. Gooden, who retired in 2013 from Lockheed Martin …

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A Conversation With Bob Taylor, Do it Best Corp. President and CEO

View a PDF of the original article as it appeared in the October issue of Hardware Retailing. Read below for additional questions and answers.  Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently had an exclusive interview with Bob Taylor, the …

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Lowe’s Hires Family Dollar Exec

A former Family Dollar executive has joined Lowe’s as senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the home improvement company’s seasonal product business. Joceyln Wong will start her position Oct. 12, according to Lowe’s. Wong will report to chief merchandising officer Michael McDermott. …

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House-Hasson Names New Leaders

Regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware has made some leadership changes. The company named Jason Monroe merchandising manager for the company and promoted Ray Bradley to product manager. House-Hasson also named Connie Brooks product manager for warehouses in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Prichard, West …

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