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Lugbill Supply Center Acquires Affiliated Lumber

Lugbill Supply

Lugbill Supply Center, located in Archbold, Ohio, has acquired Affiliated Lumber in Swanton, Ohio, expanding its operation to two locations in northwestern Ohio. Owner Isaac Weber recently received a Young Retailer of the Year award from the North American Hardware …

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Ace Hardware Reports Increase in Q1 2024 Revenues

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Ace Hardware Corp. reported first quarter 2024 revenues of $2.1 billion, an increase of $51.6 million, or 2.5%, from the first quarter of 2023. Increases were seen across many departments with outdoor power equipment, power tools and lawn and garden …

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HDA Hosts Sold-Out Group Merchandising Conference in Indy

HDA Indy

Last week, Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) hosted its 21st Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) in Indianapolis. Attendees of the sold-out event took part in new events, including a new vendor preview, and enjoyed returning activities like the pre-scheduled meetings with vendors.  …

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Maryland Adopts PaintCare Program


Households and businesses across Maryland will soon be able to recycle their leftover paint after a new law was approved by the Maryland legislature and signed on May 9 by Gov. Wes Moore. The program is anticipated to begin in …

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Ace Retail Holdings to Acquire 13-Store Illinois Chain

Ace Holdings Bishop

Ace Retail Holdings announced today it has agreed to acquire Bishop Ace Hardware, a 13-location chain in central Illinois. Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Ace Retail Holdings, says the stores will retain their Ace branding, store management, personnel and …

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