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Independent Garden Center Show Inspires and Educates Attendees

Garden Center Show

From Aug. 14-16, thousands of vendors and retailers from a variety of independent retail backgrounds gathered to attend educational events, network with others and discover the latest products in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) …

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Retail and Manufacturing Lead 2018 Hiring Boom

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Heading into 2018, economists expected hiring to slow due to a tight labor market, as a below-4 percent unemployment rate would make finding workers difficult for businesses. According to The Wall Street Journal, “the opposite has occurred, largely due to …

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NRF Searching for America’s Retail Champions

Retail Champions

Are you or someone you know a community leader who is also a strong retail industry advocate? If so, you’ll want to send in an application by July 20 to be chosen as one of the 50 U.S. small business …

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House-Hasson Names New VPs of Retail Development, Marketing

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House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has named John Sullivan as vice president of retail development and Taylor Hasson as the company’s vice president of marketing. “House-Hasson has been in business for 111 years because our people care …

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3 Counterpoints to the ‘Retail Apocalypse’

retail apocalypse

Many news reports suggest retail is headed for its ultimate demise, and it’s often referred to as the “retail apocalypse.” With the news of store closures, bankruptcies and layoffs coming almost daily, that’s an easy conclusion to come to. However, …

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VP Pence Pledges Tax Reform, Job Growth at NRF Summit

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Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke to more than 200 attendees at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Retail Advocates Summit about the Trump Administration’s plans to cut taxes and initiate job growth. In his speech, Vice President Pence credited retailers with …

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