2015-10-20 13:57

An Austin, Texas-based hardware store has the big boxes taking notice. "Boone, Tesla, and TreeHouse's other fans like its earth-friendly mission: The bourgeois-bohemian goal of creating a Whole Foods for the DIY set." (Source: Inc.)

2015-10-19 18:13

New study from The Farnsworth Group highlights home improvement stores' growing competition.

2015-10-16 16:43

An unusual hardware store loved by many Cambridge, Mass. locals has reached the end of its journey. “We’re old,” owner Simon Shapiro joked. “I’m 74 and she’s 73. You should be able to walk out and not need to be carried out.” (Source: Boston Globe)

2015-10-16 12:04

Pinterest: a how-to manual for all kinds of practical goals

2015-10-14 16:59

On the occasion of Home Depot's 25th anniversary, Marcus discussed a quarter century of change.

2015-10-13 12:26

Despite all the handwringing about the younger generation's delayed embrace of homeownership, all hope is not lost for hardware retailers. "Big box home improvement brands can make shifts in their marketing efforts to continue to attract this important consumer group," writes Jeff Fromm. (Source: Forbes)

2015-10-12 12:41

The 70th anniversary Do it Best October Market generated a number of highlights.

2015-10-07 15:50

In the wake of Joaquin, a look back to the damage Ivan wrought.

2015-10-07 12:45

Tales of success from the frontlines of Independent hardware store retailing.