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Best Practices in Social Media

Retailers wear a lot of different hats, and one of them is deciding how much time to spend attempting to engage customers on social media sites


The Community Saved Our Store From Closing

Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware, a Do it Best member in Rathdrum, Idaho, has been open since 2013. While busy planning to build a new store in


Trying to Guess Technology’s Future Impact on Retail

By Craig Cope I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike Altendorf, vice president of information technology for Do it Best Corp., to discuss current


Taking Business to a New Level

Shelly Wagler A&R Supply Washington, Ind. Shelly Wagler grew up in the hardware business and now, the business, A&R Supply in Washington, Ind., has grown up


Carrying On the Tradition

Trixy O’Flaherty Gordon Do it Best Hardware DeKalb, Ill.   Brothers Max and Ben Gordon established a store in DeKalb, Ill, in 1946 where customers could

Pulse of the Industry


Stopping Internal Theft


Tips for Attracting Female Shoppers

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‘Buy Local’ Message Benefits Independents

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Legacy Series Tape Measure

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Outdoor Building Products


WaterTite® Mold and Mildew Proof Waterproofing Paint

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