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True Value Sparks Strategic Initiatives in Q2

True Value announced it is gearing up to roll out its strategic plan in the fall that will highlight long-term changes for the co-op. While many efforts won’t be implemented until the end of 2014 or later, according to company …

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Busy Beaver Expands with New Store in Pennsylvania

Working under new ownership since last September, Busy Beaver has leased an empty 22,000-square-foot store on Plummer Street in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, that was formerly a Giant Eagle grocery store, according to a story in the Pittsburgh Business Times. Steven Derr, director …

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Consumers Soften Spending in April

Despite nicer spring weather, consumers softened their spending in April. According to the National Retail Federation, April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift in …

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Report: Imports More ‘Made in USA’ Than Label Reveals

Imported products sold in the United States contain far more U.S. parts or other content and value and support significantly more American jobs than consumers or policymakers realize, according to a new report prepared for the National Retail Federation. “This …

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