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Ace Hardware to Open 11 Stores in Former Orchard Supply Locations

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Ace Hardware Corp. announced plans to open new Ace Hardware stores in 11 former Orchard Supply Hardware locations in California. “Ace is delighted to fulfill a need by bringing back the local, neighborhood hardware store in 11 California communities,” says ... Read More »

Target Faces Weekend POS Outages

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On June 15 and 16, Target locations across the U.S. were hit by POS outages that impeded sales and frustrated customers, reports the Star Tribune. Bar scanners stopped working for several hours on Saturday, causing cashiers to enter barcodes by ... Read More »

Many Home Improvement Retailers Expect Negative Impact From Tariffs

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After polling more than 200 independent home improvement retailers operating in the U.S., the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) finds the impact from tariffs continues to represent great uncertainty for business operators. Notably, 67 percent of surveyed retailers believe ... Read More »

PRO Group and Distribution America to Host Executive Planning Conference

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Distribution America and PRO Group will host their annual Executive Planning Conference event this November in St. Petersburg, Florida. From Nov. 19-21, retailers, manufacturers and distributor executives will unite to discuss ways to operate more efficiently and serve customers better. ... Read More »

Small Business Economic Outlook Rises

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According to data from the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index, employers in the U.S. feel more confident about the state of the nation’s economy and their own finances. In the latest index, the overall economic outlook ... Read More »

Global DIY Summit Unites Home Improvement Industry

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The  seventh annual Global DIY Summit came to a close last Friday in Dublin. Throughout the three-day conference, representatives from around the world gathered to discuss issues impacting the home improvement market and the retailers serving it. The event, which ... Read More »

Joint NRHA Event Will Help Innovation Blossom

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At the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago Aug. 13-15, all independent retailers will have the chance to explore three premiere co-located events: the Independent Home Improvement Show—Powered by NHS, the NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference and the ... Read More »

Former Sears CEO to Buy Sears Hometown, Outlet Stores

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Edward Lampert, former Sears CEO, has reached a $21 million deal to unite Sears Hometown stores with Sears and Kmart, The Wall Street Journal reports. Transform Holdco LLC, a company whose majority owner is ESL Investments, a hedge fund overseen ... Read More »