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2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Sales

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According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday spending period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. When compared to the 186 million shoppers in 2020 and 190 million in 2019, the deceleration has …

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Aubuchon Company Acquires Delray Plus Family of Stores

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Bob Seminack and Micky Flood, founders and operators of Delray Plus True Value in New Hope, Pennsylvania—along with Bob’s son-in-law Dan McLaughlin and Micky’s son Chad Flood, who together own and operate three additional nearby True Value stores in Doylestown, …

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Home Design Trends to Look for in 2022

2024 Houzz interior design trends

For nearly two years, our homes have become places to work, go to school, enjoy time with family and find respite from the craziness of the pandemic. Since homeowners were spending so much time at home, many embarked on renovations, …

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CNRG Acquires Frattallone’s Ace Hardware

Frattallone's Ace Hardware

Larry Frattallone, founder and operator of Frattallone’s Ace Hardware in Arden Hills, MN, and his two sons, Tom and Mike Frattallone, have agreed to sell their business and operating assets to Central Network Retail Group LLC (CNRG), a multiformat, multi-brand …

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R.P. Lumber Acquires Alexander Lumber

R.P. Lumber Alexander

R.P. Lumber, a fast growing family-owned Midwest hardware and building materials retailer, continues to grow with the pending acquisition of long time competitor Alexander Lumber. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, Alexander Lumber is a 130-year-old family-owned company with locations in Illinois, …

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Download the Small Business Rising Holiday Toolkit

holiday toolkit

Update: Small Business Rising has updated their toolkit to last through the 2021 holiday season. Download it here. Kick off Small Business Saturday with the Small Business Rising Holiday Toolkit. Small Business Rising developed these materials for business owners and …

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Ace Reports Record-Breaking Third Quarter

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Ace Hardware released its third quarter financial report this week, reporting record Q3 revenues of $2 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent on top of last year’s increase of 30.7 percent. It also posted a record net income of $99.3 …

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