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Yard Makeover Contest Winner

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Featured_contest winner
The team at PlanItDIY.com has selected Angela MacOwan’s great DIY project, Creating a Mini Koi Pond, as the winner of our recent Yard Makeover Contest! From the entries we received, we found Angela’s to be the most unique project and […] Read More »

Shop Local for Spring Clean-Up

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Shop Local for Spring Clean-Up - Feature
Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about doing all those home and garden projects that you’ve neglected during the cold winter months. And for spring cleanup this year, why not shop local and help […] Read More »

Retailer Puts Spring Showers to Good Use

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Retailer Puts Spring Showers to Good Use - Feature
I’m not much of a fan of inclement weather, so I try to trade any of my story assignments here at Hardware Retailing magazine that might involve me getting cold, wet or excessively sweaty. So I wasn’t particularly jealous when […] Read More »

Small Business Impact

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Small Business Impact - feature
Watch. Share. Support. We just finished creating a new video that really drives home the importance of buying products for all your DIY projects at independent hardware stores and lumberyards. Please take a look and share with friends to help […] Read More »

Lions and Tigers and Tools, Oh My

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Featured Zoo Day
It was a zoo at D&M Farm & Home Supply. One of the coolest stories I’ve heard lately in the home improvement world comes from a retailer out in Bedord, Penn. D&M Farm & Hardware stocks live animal and pet […] Read More »

For the Love of Hardware

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Will-Barnhart-Featured
During my first year as an editor with Hardware Retailing, I had the opportunity to meet a handful of retailers who shaped my young career. One retailer I specifically owe thanks to is Will Barnhart of Wilco Cooperative, which has […] Read More »

Shopping Local Can Add Value to Your Home

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There are a lot of reasons for consumers to shop local. Local businesses return a higher percentage of revenue to the local community than mass merchants, contribute more to local charities and causes, and create more jobs. But a recent […] Read More »

Over 2.5 Billion Served

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Bill Lee, NRHA CEO
Numbers have always intrigued me. It’s probably because they can shed light on things that make you stop and think. For instance, did you know that there are more than 34,000 independent home improvement retailers throughout the United States? While […] Read More »