Steph Koyfman

Articles by this author:

  • Wed Mar 04 2015

    What do Badlands Do it Best Hardware and Dressel’s Hardware have in common? They rank one and two on their co-op’s list of hardware stores with highest total warehouse purchases per retail square foot.

  • Thu Feb 26 2015

    It looks as though there are two sources of legal strife brewing for the hardwood flooring retailer.

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  • Thu Feb 26 2015

    Coming off the high of a strong quarterly earnings report -- one in which net income surged 47% -- Lowe's executives discussed in greater detail their initiative to target pro customers with a specialized merchandise assortment and service offering.

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  • Mon Jan 26 2015

    As Winter Storm Juno barrels toward the Northeastern U.S., retailers throughout the region are bringing out the salt and taking all the usual storm preparation methods.

  • Fri Jan 16 2015

    Humboldt Redwood and CAMO Hidden Fastening System have linked up in a new promotional partnership. The campaign, titled “Better from every angle,” showcases both companies’ wares in a complementary fashion.

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  • Wed Jan 07 2015

    2014 ended in good faith -- at least according to Decision Analyst's U.S. Economic Index in December, which, at 109, registered at 3 points higher than December 2013 and 24 points higher than January 2009, when the index hit a low of 85.

  • Wed Jan 07 2015

    To a certain extent, great stores think alike. But it takes a certain level of idiosyncracy to reach an All-Star level.

  • Mon Dec 22 2014

    Times are tough, economically speaking. But that hasn't stopped the shrewdest of hardware stores from investing in their operations.

  • Tue Dec 16 2014

    Crowdsourcing isn't just for Kickstarter -- even with a small and burgeoning stake in the home improvement market.

    Hardware stores of All-Star caliber know how to survey their communities for feedback, play the social media channels and reflect their surroundings back at their customer bases through stylized exteriors.

  • Mon Dec 08 2014

    In a retail environment that's so often transgenerational and longevity-oriented, there's something to be said about staying power.

    HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores that have stayed in the family, weathered many storms and even expanded mightily beyond their initial outposts.

    HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.