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Celebrating Growth and Longevity at the Blish-Mize Fall Market

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The floors of the Overland Park Convention Center were filled with retailers eager to explore deals and new products at the Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market over the weekend. The distributor hosted the market in person, and attendees were eager to …

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Analyzing Q2 2021 Big-Box Sales

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Investigating big boxes’ second-quarter sales can help every independent home improvement operator position their own operations for success. Take a look at the latest financial reports from Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply to learn how each has fared during …

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Home Depot Continues $1.2B Supply Chain Investment

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Big-box chain Home Depot has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Baltimore. The new 800,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to improve delivery to customers throughout the region. Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for …

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Orgill Cuts Ribbon on New DC in Rome, NY

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Orgill welcomed hundreds of customers, vendors and local dignitaries to Rome, New York, this week to celebrate, tour and take part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of its newest distribution center. “We enjoyed the opportunity …

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U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

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The U.S. economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels as gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, The New York  Times reports. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, GDP grew 6.5 percent. Housing accounted for roughly …

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Home Depot and Lowes Set Sights on Pros

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A new report from CNBC highlights how big-box home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s are increasingly focusing on capturing sales from pro customers. During the pandemic, both companies saw sales rise sharply as more customers invested in home improvement …

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Understanding New DIY Shopping Preferences

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Building materials marketing firm Venveo and market research firm The Farnsworth Group are releasing new data highlighting how DIY purchase behaviors have changed in the past year. After surveying nearly 1,000 DIYers, the insight into DIY purchasing and shopping preferences …

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What Big-Box Home Improvement Chains Are Prioritizing

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Big-box home improvement chains are taking unique approaches to gaining customers in the early days of the busy spring selling season. Explore how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply are launching new initiatives to boost sales. Home Depot: Opening New …

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