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In Memoriam: George A. Juergens

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George Juergens, the second-generation owner of Juergens Hardware, passed away on Aug. 14 at the age of 87. George purchased the business from his father in 1971 and was thankful to see the business into the fourth generation. He never …

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House-Hasson Names Assistant VP for Accounts Receivable


House-Hasson Hardware has named Christa Livolsi as assistant vice president in charge of the company’s accounts receivable activities and credit management operations, says House-Hasson president and CEO Steve Henry. “Performance, knowledge and achievement have earned Christa this position,” Henry says. …

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Incandescent Lightbulbs Ban Takes Affect in U.S.

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As of Aug. 1, retailers are no longer allowed to sell incandescent lightbulbs under new energy efficiency rules enacted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Light-emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs will fully replace the incandescent versions, though many consumers have …

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The Aubuchon Co. Acquires J.B. Hostetter & Sons

Jack and Kent Hostetter have agreed to sell J.B. Hostetter & Sons in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, to The Aubuchon Co., the oldest and largest family-owned hardware store chain in America. Following the closing later this year, The Aubuchon Co. will …

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Senate to Vote on Credit Card Swipe Fees Bill

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The Merchants Payments Coalition welcomed the announcement by Senator Roger Marshall, R-Kan., that the Senate plans to vote on the Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA), a bill that will reduce swipe fees. “Today, we were given assurances that the Credit …

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3 Resources to Counter Organized Retail Crime

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Costing businesses money and peace of mind, shrink takes a toll on the retail industry, especially on independently owned and small- and medium-sized businesses. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) National Retail Security Survey 2022 discovered retail shrink, which includes organized …

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