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Sibling Teamwork

As Aimee Nichols explains it, she became a hardware retailer completely by accident. She has a degree in biology with a pre-med track and was going


The Nuts and Bolts of Branching Out: Cedar Lake TV Dealer Profile

Crown Point True Value Crown Point, Ind. Owners: Jeff, Al and Jake Bunge   Al Bunge Sr. got the family hardware business started in northern Indiana

Hiring the Right Employees When Times Are Good

Check out this feature from the April 2015 issue to learn how to find the best employees when unemployment rates are low.


Employee Incentives that Pay Off

If your business does not have an employee incentive program in place, chances are it’s because you are too busy interviewing, hiring and training new employees

See Inside Hartville Hardware

View an in-depth photo gallery of Hartville Hardware in Hartville, Ohio. At over 300,000 square feet, it’s America’s largest independent hardware store. Read the full story


Pulse of the Industry


Smart Retail Pricing Strategies

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‘Buy Local’ Message Benefits Independents


Tips for Attracting Female Shoppers

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Gold Edge™ Paintbrush Line


Portable Power Pack


End Cutting Pliers

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