Hardware Retailing

MAR 2018

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HARDWARE RETAILING | March 2018 100 Newsmakers Instagram COO Says Users 'Want to Hear From Businesses' In a panel at NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show, Instagram COO Marne Levine talked about how businesses can make strong connections on the social platform. TheRedT.com/nrf-coo Chatting With Lowe's, Courtesy of Apple A new feature in the latest operating system from Apple will offer an avenue for Lowe's to provide customer service through text messages, according to Apple. TheRedT.com/lowes-apple House-Hasson Launches New Advertising Program At its February market, House-Hasson launched its Digital Deals program in an effort to improve the profitability of its independent hardware store and lumberyard retailers. TheRedT.com/house-hasson-deals Tariffs Imposed on Solar Panels, Washing Machines Earlier this year, the Donald Trump administration announced tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines as part of the administration's focus on "America First," according to The Wall Street Journal. TheRedT.com/solar-tariffs New Programs Highlight of United Hardware's January Buying Market Just days after the New Year, retailers attended the 2018 United Hardware January Buying Market, seeking new products and niche opportunities. TheRedT.com/united-programs LED Lighting Helps Walmart Save $100M The big-box retailer installed more than 1.5 million LED light fixtures at its stores, according to industry publication Electric Light & Power. TheRedT.com/walmart-led Combat the Growing Cost of Return Fraud National Retail Federation research shows that the average loss per return fraud incident is $1,766. TheRedT.com/return-fraud 'We're Going After Sears,' J.C. Penney CEO Says Marvin Ellison, J.C. Penney's current CEO and a former Home Depot executive, has his eye on Sears' appliance business. TheRedT.com/jcpenney-sears Abatron ......................................................................... 94 www.abatron.com; 800-445-1754 Ace Hardware Company ............................................... 39 www.myace.com; 630-990-6900 Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ................................................. 30 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Allway Tools ...................................................................... 3 www.allwaytools.com; 800-422-5592 Ancra International/S-Line ....................................... 27, 79 www.ancracargo.com; 800-626-8353 Big Green Egg............................................................... 93 www.biggreeenegg.com; 800-793-2292 Brave............................................................................. 26 www.braveproducts.com/HRM; 866-281-4421 Cole's Wild Bird ............................................................ 37 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Delta Faucet Company.................................................. 61 www.deltafaucet.com; 800-345-3358 Diversey ........................................................................ 41 www.diverseybrands.com; 980-221-3235 Do it Best Corp. ....................................................... 20-21 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dosko............................................................................ 43 www.dosko.com/HRM; 866-418-0474 Dutton-Lainson Company.............................................. 86 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 Epicor Software Corporation ......................................... 58 www.epicor.com; 888-463-4700 Fiskars Brands Inc. .................................................. 23, 45 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Franmar ......................................................................... 68 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 Gel Seal Technologies .................................................. 42 www.something-gel.com Howard Products Inc. ................................................. 101 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 HSI .................................................................................. 5 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Imperial Blades ........................................................ 34-35 www.imperialblades.com; 608-204-0019 Iron&Oak ....................................................................... 70 www.ironandoak.com/HRM; 866-281-4509 Jrco ............................................................................... 92 www.jrcoinc.com/HRM; 866-537-6216 Kissler & Co. Inc. .......................................................... 32 www.kissler.com; 800-KISSLER Lock-tile Industries LLC ................................................ 18 www.locktileusa.com; 888-562-5845 Master Magnetics Inc. .................................................. 40 www.magnetsource.com; 888-293-9190 Maxim ........................................................................... 78 www.maximmfg.com/HRM; 888-376-0849 Metaltech Scaffolding ................................................... 33 www.metaltech.co; 800-363-7587 Mi-T-M Corporation ....................................................... 88 www.mitm.com; 800-553-9053 Midwest Fastener .................................................... 12-13 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 Motorola Solutions ................................................................... BC www.acsradios.com; 800-248-5391 Mr. Longarm ............................................................................. 29 www.mrlongarm.com; 800-821-3508 National Hardware Show ......................................................... 75 www.nationalhardwareshow.com NRHA All-Industry Conference ................................................ 99 www.nrhaconference.com NRHA Credit Card Processing ........................................103 www.clearent.com/NRHA NRHA Membership ....................................................... 85 www.nrha.org/membership NRHA Training ....................................................................................101 www.nrha.org/training O'Berry Enterprises Inc. ............................................... 86 www.123itsdone.com; 800-459-8428 Old Masters .................................................................. 73 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Onward Mfg. ................................................................ 53 www.omcbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Orgill Inc. ............................................................. 104-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 PRO Hardware ................................................................ 1 www.prohardware.com; 303-792-3000 Radia ............................................................................... 7 www.radiaproducts.com; 800-221-1083 Red Devil ...................................................................... 65 www.reddevil.com; 800-423-3845 Red Lion ....................................................................... 19 www.redlionproducts.com; 844-250-4981 Rust Patrol .................................................................... 31 www.rustpatrol.com; 713-400-3100 Sakrete.......................................................................... 15 www.sakrete.com; 214-991-0280 Santint........................................................................... 69 www.santintusa.com; 847-350-6911 Sashco .........................................................................IFC www.sashco.com; 800-767-5656 ShurTech Brands LLC ................................................... 71 www.frogtape.com; 800-321-1733 Sika Corporation ............................................................ 59 www.usa.sika.com; 800-933-SIKA Sunnyside Corporation .................................................. 87 www.sunnysidecorp.com; 800-323-8611 SureCan ........................................................................ 55 www.SureCanUSA.com; 801-827-0500 Tacoma Firelogs ............................................................ 95 www.tacomafirelogs.com; 253-272-4107 True Value Company ................................................. 9, 11 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 Wallace Hardware ........................................................... 49 www.wallacehardware.com; 800-776-0976 Warner Tool. .................................................................... 72 www.warnertool.com; 800-444-0606 Wastequip ....................................................................... 28 www.toter.com; 800-424-0422 Wet & Forget ................................................ Belly Band, 17 www.wetandforget.com; 888-727-8524 Woodland ........................................................................ 89 www.pinecar.com; 573-346-5555 Wooster Brush Company ................................................ 67 www.woosterbrush.com; 800-392-7246 *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. The Publisher assumes no liability for errors or omissions. AD INDEX

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