Hardware Retailing

OCT 2017

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October 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 109 Home Depot Partners With Digital Decorating Company The Home Depot and online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf have partnered to provide professional decorating and home services to the big-box retailer's customers. TheRedT.com/laurel-wolf Lowe's Layoffs Hit Another Department—Delivery Lowe's confirmed layoffs of "an undisclosed number of delivery workers nationwide" and announced the outsourcing of their work. TheRedT.com/lowes-delivery-layoffs Home Improvement Spending to Reach $316B According to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, Americans are expected to spend $316 billion on home improvement upgrades this year. TheRedT.com/industry-spending CANADA TIMBER MART Named Canadian Football League Partner TIMBER MART has joined forces with the Canadian Football League as the official home improvement partner. The buying group entered into a three-year sponsorship that will yield national exposure both online and in stadium for the TIMBER MART brand and its member-dealers. Home Hardware Changes Reflect Focus on Commercial Sales Home Hardware Stores has made changes to its marketing team, which reflect the co-op's increasing emphasis on its commercial business. Home set up the strategic business unit four years ago to help its network of independent retailers increase maintenance, repair and operations sales. Home Hardware Renews Blue Jays Partnership Home Hardware Stores will continue its support of Major League Baseball. The co-op signed a new deal with the Blue Jays this year that locks in for several years. WD-40 Assists Grizzly Bear Research A University of Alberta biologist seeking to prevent grizzly bears from killing cattle found an unlikely weapon in an ordinary can of WD-40. The lubricating water-displacement product was used to elicit a "rub response" from the bears, and paired with roadkill, was meant to help divert the grizzlies from the farm animals. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hardwareretailing. Ace Hardware ......................................................... 3 www.myace.com; 630-990-6900 Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ....................................... 108 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Allway Tools ............................................................ 77 www.allwaytools.com; 800-422-5592 Apex Tool Group ..................................................... 5 www.apextoolgroup.com; 410-773-7800 Benjamin Moore ..................................................... BC www.benjaminmoore.com; 855-724-6802 Big Green Egg ........................................................... 7 www.biggreenegg.com; 800-793-2292 Channellock Inc. ...................................................... 1 www.channellock.com; 800-724-3018 Cole's Wild Bird .................................................... 35 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Compass Minerals ................................................ 51 www.safestepmelters.com; 913-344-9216 DAP....................................................................... 92 www.touch-n-foam.com; 800-325-6180 Do it Best Corp. .................................................... 13 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dutton-Lainson Company...................................... 29 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 ECI RockSolid ....................................................... 91 www.ecirocksolid.com; 800-588-5128 Fiskars Brands Inc. ................................................ 33 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Franmar ................................................................. 69 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 Hardware Retailing Newsletter ...............................105 www.hardwareretailing.com/subscribe Hero Products Group ............................................ 16 www.hero.ca; 604-522-6543 Howard Products ..................................................... 78 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 HSI ............................................................. 63, 40-45 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Hy-Ko ....................................................................... 26 www.hy-ko.com; 800-896-7890 IPG ........................................................................... 68 www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Jeske Company Inc. ................................................ 34 www.jeskecompany.com; 800-677-3383 Legacy ..................................................................... 27 www.flexzilla.com; 800-645-8258 Lifetime ................................................................... 55 www.lifetime.com; 800-424-3865 Master Magnetics Inc. .......................................... 17 www.magnetsource.com; 888-293-9190 Metaltech Scaffolding ........................................... 93 www.metaltech.co; 800-363-7587 Midwest Fastener ............................................ 18-19 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 NRHA Health Insurance ..........................................107 www.CBIGI.com/NRHA-PROGRAM NRHA State of Independents Conference .................. 101 www.SOIC.EVENTBRITE.com Old Masters .......................................................... 28 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Oneida Air Systems ............................................ 103 www.routerhood.com; 800-732-4065 Onward Mfg. Co. .................................................. 25 www.omcbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Orgill Inc. ......................................................112-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 PRO Hardware ........................................................ 37 www.prohardware.com; 303-792-3000 Quikrete ................................................................... 39 www.quikrete.com; 404-634-9100 Rust Patrol ............................................................ 49 www.rustpatrol.com; 713-400-3100 Safety Works Inc. .................................................... 11 www.safetyworks.com; 800-969-7562 Sashco ................................................................. IFC www.sashco.com; 800-767-5656 Sears Hometown Hardware.................................. 70 www.ownasearsstore.com Simon Rack ........................................................... 79 www.simonrackusa.com; +1 585 5687904 SKM Industries Inc. .............................................. 29 www.skmproducts.com; 800-851-8464 Stihl ....................................................................... 15 www.stihlusa.com/stihl-built-in-america; 800-467-8445 Sun Gro Horticulture ............................................. 71 www.sungro.com; 800-732-8667 True Value ............................................................. 21 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 TRUSOLV a Div. of The Plastics Group Inc. ............ 65 www.trusolvproducts.com; 888-449-3326 UGL ......................................................................... 53 www.ugl.com; 800-845-5227 U.S. Wire & Cable ................................................... 9 www.uswireandcable.com; 800-327-4673 Wastequip ............................................................... 36 www.toter.com; 800-424-0422 Whink Products Company ....................................... 31 www.whink.com; 800-247-5102 Woodland ................................................................ 30 www.pinecar.com; 573-346-5555 Yardmax ................................................................... 64 www.yardmax.com; 877-YARDMAX *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. 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