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Manufacturers and Distributors Unite at Executive Planning Conference

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At the 2020 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group, more than 350 of the nation’s top independent home improvement suppliers and distributors met to find ways to strengthen relationships and plan for success in the year …

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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Spur Sales

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Americans spent more on Black Friday 2019 than ever before, according to new data from USA Today and financial technology firm Fiserv Inc. Both online and in-store sales grew over 2018 figures, according to the firm. Brick-and-mortar sales grew by …

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Do Brands Need Amazon?

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In November, Nike said it would no longer sell its merchandise on Amazon. Instead, the company would focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. The decision is creating uncertainty as to how strongly established brands should rely on the e-commerce …

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Hoover Hardware Do it Center Continues Its Growth Path

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Rick Hoover’s family has been in the hardware business for more than 50 years, serving a small community of just over 1,200 people in Troy, Pennsylvania. The building where Hoover Hardware Do it Center currently resides has housed a hardware …

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Do You Know a 2020 Young Retailer of the Year?

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Nominations are open for the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2020 Young Retailer of the Year program. Now in its 24th year, the program identifies young leaders who represent the future of the independent home improvement industry. Why Nominate? …

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Market Measure 2019 in Action

Market Measure 2019 is now available inside the pages of the December issue of Hardware Retailing magazine. In this video, North American Retail Hardware Association executive vice president and publisher of Hardware Retailing Dan Tratensek highlights some of the key …

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Reaching Customers Via Targeted Marketing

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Advertising your home improvement business is critical. Whether you rely on print, radio, TV, digital or some combination therein, every home improvement retailer must decide on a message and a medium to let potential customers know about their business.     targeted …

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Westlake Ace Hardware Expands Into New York

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Westlake Ace Hardware has announced its plan to acquire three Haggerty Ace Hardware locations across New York. Haggerty Ace Hardware currently operates locations in Cooperstown, Delhi and Walton, New York. Westlake Ace expects the deal to be completed by January …

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