October 2, 2015

From the issue: The stakes in class-action litigation can be enormous, say lawyers from Sidley Austin LLP.

September 24, 2015

In Chicago, a gift and a place to grow for the kids and the community

September 20, 2015

On display in Chicago: "The Value of Wow"

September 15, 2015

Million-dollar inventory giveaway highlights event in Chicago.

August 21, 2015

An award is granted to an Illinois hardware store owner.

August 20, 2015

The co-op kicks off its market with a high-octane general session.

August 18, 2015

A  $21 million project with 750,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space

August 14, 2015

A Q&A with the co-op’s John Surane

August 11, 2015

New shop at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

July 21, 2015

A retailer is recognized for workplace satisfaction.

June 25, 2015

Sears has opened a new connected home flagship store near Silicon Valley.

May 19, 2015

USG Corporation was recognized by The Executives' Club of Chicago as its Innovator of the Year.

May 8, 2015

Gordon's Ace Hardware is set to open its sixth store in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood this summer.

March 17, 2015

Chicago-based True Value Company described its fiscal 2014 performance as its "best growth since 1994."

March 16, 2015

As the Chicago-river turned green, Chicago-based True Value Co. showed its colors during the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

March 13, 2015

With J.D. Power scores in its sights, the Chicago-based co-op rolls out in-store chats, along with a national training program.

February 27, 2015

“It’s not about the paint that goes on the wall,” says Blake Fohl, senior VP and chief customer officer. “It’s the feeling you get when you walk into the baby’s room for the first time.”

February 4, 2015

As True Value dealers descend on Dallas for the Spring Reunion, the company's "Strategy in Action" is described in the current issue of HBSDealer.

January 21, 2015

The International Housewares Association (IHA) will be debuting some hot new products this spring at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. For now, the 2015 Show Preview gave New Yorkers a sneak peek.

January 8, 2015

The co-op says Lars Hybel has a wealth of experience leading multinational and global teams, having worked for more than 15 years at Electrolux.

December 29, 2014

Fiskars President Paul Tonnesen said: “As we reflect on our long-standing heritage, an emphasis on functionality and design has remained constant over the centuries, and it’s rewarding to see these efforts recognized with Good Design Awards.”

December 29, 2014

Whether you’re engaged in the distribution of heavy building materials to dusty job sites, or the display of stylish home decor in a well-lit showroom, the hardware and building supply industry is one giant exercise in human resources.

December 17, 2014

The True Value Company CEO starred in CBS television’s season six premiere of “Undercover Boss.” Here’s the episode.

December 16, 2014

The Keeney Manufacturing Company and Plumb Pak, a plumbing industry supplier, welcomed John Watkins to its sales management team.

Watkins is responsible for key account sales and will be based out of Chicago. 

He is a graduate of Purdue University and brings 15 years of experience working with leading retail and wholesale accounts in the plumbing and hardware industry, the company said.