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3 Perspectives on Consolidation in the Independent Channel


In recent years, independent operators have expanded their businesses by way of acquisition, due to a number of factors, leading to consolidation in the industry. To gain insight on consolidation trends, Hardware Retailing consulted an expert in home improvement business …

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Growing Your Lawn and Garden Sales With Limited Selling Space

When it comes to your operation’s lawn and garden department, a small space doesn’t have to equal small sales. With over 36 years of lawn and garden product purchasing experience, Mike Doyle, lawn and garden buyer for City People’s Mercantile, …

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New Products – October 2023

Long Lasting Repairs and More Discover the reliability of Durham’s Rock Hard Water Putty®—a favored option for carpenters, woodworkers, homeowners and DIY enthusiasts seeking long-lasting repairs. Adding water transforms the powder formula into a nonflammable, nonshrinking putty that dries Rock …

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6 Trends in Lawn and Garden Product Sales

Lawn and garden care shows no sign of slowing down as a popular hobby, and it is Lawn and garden care shows no sign of slowing down as a popular hobby, and it is also a crucial part of home …

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8 Stats About Current Customer Shopping Habits

AS YOU SHAPE YOUR merchandising, product procurement and operations strategies, knowing customers’ purchasing tendencies will set you up for success. Dig into eight stats from the How to Sell Direct in the Age of the Conflicted Shopper Report from logistics …

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Upward Picked as Sherwin-Willams 2024 Color of the Year

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Sherwin-Williams introduced its 2024 Color of the Year Upward SW 6239, a breezy and blissful shade of blue that evokes the ever-present sense of peace found when slowing down, taking a breath and allowing the mind to clear.  “Upward SW …

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Tile Trends for the Bathroom and Beyond

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During its spring show, Coverings, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference, shared ceramic tile trends for 2023. The trends were gathered and forecasted by the three leading international tile associations and sponsors of Coverings 2023—Ceramics of …

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Economic Concerns Causing Homeowners to Pause on Renovations

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According to a new study from Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, 15% of homeowners—one in seven—have put their home renovations on hold because of economic concerns. The top reasons for postponing projects include budget constraints …

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