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Canada’s Home Hardware: ‘We’re Not for Sale’

Home Hardware Canada

Last week, news broke that Lowe’s came to an agreement to buy Canadian home improvement retailer and distributor RONA Inc. Regardless of that change in ownership, Canadian shoppers can expect one familiar home improvement company to stay Canadian, and that …

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Do it Best Teams Up With Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand

Last week, Do it Best Corp. announced its support of all small businesses across the U.S. through its partnership with Independent We Stand, a movement of independent business owners sharing the importance of “buying local” in their communities. According to the …

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Q&A With Dan Starr, New CEO of Do it Best Corp.

On Jan. 4, Dan Starr became the fifth president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., succeeding Bob Taylor, who retired after holding that position for 14 years. Starr sat down with the editors of Hardware Retailing to talk about …

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The King of Hardware

Tupelo Hardware

On an average day at Tupelo Hardware in Tupelo, Mississippi, employees can go from assisting a customer in finding a product to sharing memories of rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. In addition to loyal customers, the staff regularly meets …

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Taylor’s Do it Centers to Buy Seven-Store Chain


Taylor’s Do it Centers of Virginia Beach announced the company is buying seven Pleasants Hardware stores in the Richmond, Virginia, area, according to an article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The deal is expected to close mid-February, according to the article. After the …

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United Market Offers Strong Start to New Year

United Hardware

Retailers attending United Hardware’s 2016 January Buying Market were approaching the New Year with optimism as they looked for new products, ways to refresh core categories and marketing solutions for their stores. The market, held Jan. 8-10 at the Minneapolis …

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True Value Announces Spring Reunion Speaker

True Value Spring Reunion

True Value Company has announced that Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s hit show “The Profit,” will give the keynote address at the opening of the company’s three-day 2016 Spring Reunion. Lemonis will speak Feb. 18 before the True Value Reunion, which runs Feb. …

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Ace Outranks Big Boxes as a Happy Workplace

Happiest Retail Employers

Three home improvement retailers ranked in the top 10 of “Happiest Retail Employers,” a list generated based on employee reviews of the companies. Ace Hardware is No. 2 on the list from CareerBliss, which is a website focused on helping employees find greater satisfaction …

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