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CEO’s Message at Ace Convention: Take Risks

Ace Hardware

Ace’s revenue growth was fresh news at the Ace Hardware Fall 2015 Convention, but CEO and president John Venhuizen offered a warning to retailers: don’t get comfortable. On Wednesday, the cooperative reported revenue growth of 6.5 percent in its second quarter. …

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Best Practices at Wholesaler Markets

Fall and spring wholesaler markets are great places to see new products, get special promotional prices and network with industry professionals. However, some markets are so expansive they can be overwhelming and hard to use efficiently. Depending on the season, …

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Service and Relationships Emphasized at Ace Convention

Ace Hardware’s leaders had positive financial news to share at the co-op’s spring convention this week, but emphasized the importance of relationships and service to keeping retailers’ businesses successful. Retail profit dollars increased by 5 percent and total retail sales …

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Network Online with NRHA and Industry Peers

Stay up-to-date on professional, home improvement industry and association news and practices. Connect with Hardware Retailing magazine and the North American Retail Hardware Association on social media and access the latest news and resources available to better train employees and improve business practices and …

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Group Merchandising Conference Unites Manufacturers, Distributors

The mid-year Group Merchandising Conference (GMC), which ran June 16-18 in Atlanta, focused on building relationships and previewing products. Distributors affiliated with PRO Group, Inc. and Val-Test met with manufacturers during 973 scheduled private 30-minute buyer/vendor appointments over the course of …

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Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to increase 7.5 percent in June as retailers bring unusually high quantities of merchandise into the country early to avoid any potential disruptions after the labor contract with West Coast dockworkers …

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