Ken Ryan

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  • Mon Sep 28 2015

    A closer look at Ace "Coolest Hardware Store" award winners.

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  • Fri Sep 11 2015

    A closer look at Ace "Coolest Hardware Store" award winners.

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Technology and the younger generation will transform the retail landscape.

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  • Wed Jul 01 2015

    Technology and the younger generation will transform the retail landscape.

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  • Mon Mar 02 2015

    During his address at True Value’s Fall Reunion in October, Burger describes an “intense and consuming process of figuratively tearing down the entire structure of a business and putting it back together.”

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  • Fri Oct 18 2013

    For a company long known for its rust-stopping aerosol cans, Rust-Oleum has evolved into a marketer of cutting-edge offerings, such as Countertop Transformations and the NeverWet liquid repellent system.

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  • Fri Oct 18 2013

    During the height of what some call the Great Recession, as the country was struggling to reverse the economic slide, Tom Hardman was looking for positive themes his hardware store could use to project an attitude that said: “We refuse to participate in the recession.”

    “I wanted something to lift our employees’ and customers’ attitudes. One was to make them feel that individually they could make a difference,” said Hardman, co-owner of Hardman Supply Co., of Spencer, W. Va.

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  • Mon May 06 2013

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  • Mon Apr 08 2013

    Late winter snowstorms in the Midwest and Northeast and the prolonged coolness that is forecast to stretch into April will impact several home improvement product categories this spring — some favorably, some not so — according to Planalytics, which provides "business weather intelligence" to companies worldwide.

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