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Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

Busy Beaver Bids Farewell to Filmeck, Welcomes New CEO

Frank Filmeck, longtime CEO of the Busy Beaver Building Centers chain, resigned from the company late last month. Joseph Kallen, a local business entrepreneur, will serve as the company’s new CEO. Busy Beaver Building Centers was founded in 1962 in …

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Ben Moore Appoints New CEO

In a letter to its dealers today, Benjamin Moore & Co. announced Michael Searles as the company’s new chief executive officer. Searles has more than forty years of retail experience and held leadership positions at Kids “R” Us, Wilsons Leather, …

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Lute Supply’s Bold Venture into the Dual-Format

Lute Supply has spent half a century earning a reputation for success serving professional builders, contractors and tradespeople. Its list of accolades features top awards by Goodman and Amana for outstanding sales growth, market share growth and excellence in distribution. …

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Feds Raid Lumber Liquidators Headquarters

Federal investigators raided the offices of Lumber Liquidators on Thursday and sealed search warrants were executed at the company’s corporate offices in Toano and Richmond, Va., by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Fish …

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RETAIL THERAPY: Added Up, You Can Compete

Advertisers love me. I cry at Cheerios’ commercials. My heart races when I see Tiffany blue, and I always click on the engagement ring ads that pop up on the side of my Facebook page. These advertisers get it—or at …

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Self-Checkout Terminal Shipments Due to Increase

London-based research firm RBR predicts the total shipments of self-checkout terminals will continue to increase while retailers continue to pursue new self-service models. According to RBR’s Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2013 study, the number of self-checkout terminal shipments is expected …

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Handy Hardware Answers Retailer, Vendor Questions

In light of Handy Hardware Wholesale Inc.’s recent announcement of being acquired by a subsidiary of the private equity firm Littlejohn & Co., Hardware Retailing editors spoke with Mickey Schulte, vice president of marketing and purchasing at Handy Hardware, and …

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