August 31, 2015

Coming to Queens, the city's first store of its kind

August 6, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee-based hardware distributor Orgill Inc. has staked a steady and growing outpost in New York City.

May 1, 2015

Move aside trends and innovation, attendees should focus on networking, education and history at the 70th National Hardware Show.

February 4, 2015

From 1945 to 2015, a tradition expands

January 26, 2015

A violent and tragic incident rocked a Home Depot store in New York City. Plus, salaries in the news and a forecast for a boost in weather-related sales.

December 29, 2014

John Grob, founder of J. Grob Associates and chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association (IHRA), will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life Feb. 2 in New York City. 

December 22, 2014

Frank Blake, former CEO and current chairman of The Home Depot, will receive the National Retail Federation’s prestigious Gold Medal Award at Retail’s BIG Show in New York City next month, NRF announced today.

December 11, 2014

Mensch Supply dips its toes in paint retailing.

December 11, 2014

Examining the way weather effects sales.

December 11, 2014

Housing market recovery trends are high in the Lone Star state.

October 20, 2014

Why aren’t things in the industry getting better faster?

October 20, 2014

The building products distribution industry has avoided “disruption” more than most other industries, but will it stay that way?

September 25, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to have a global e-commerce hub up and running in New York City by the end of the first quarter in 2015.

The new facility will help bolster Newell Rubbermaid's e-commerce business, leverage new technologies and bring in added online revenue.

September 22, 2014

MyHome, a New York City-based kitchen and bath renovation company, has a new CEO in Noam Hanuka.

In his new role, Hanuka will have oversight of all aspects of the company's operations, including sales, marketing, production and customer service.

According to the company, MyHome's recent growth led founder Yoel Piotraut to seek fresh leadership looking into 2014 and 2015, especially with a major boost in clientele expected.

Hanuka's resume includes over a decade's worth of experience managing global companies.

August 11, 2014

US LBM Holdings has expanded its footprint yet again via the acquisition of Brooklyn-based Samuel Feldman Lumber Co.

Owners Robert and Kenneth Feldman will remain on-board, with Kenneth stepping in as president of Feldman Lumber.

“We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Kenny Feldman. “This partnership with US LBM provides a platform for growth to our associates and partners for the future.”

July 14, 2014

The 3-D printer movement got a boost months ago when Home Depot began offering 3-D printers and scanners for sale through its website.

Now the world’s largest home improvement retailer is bringing the products to shelves in select markets. Home Depot is introducing MakerBot 3-D printers and scanners in select stores in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

June 25, 2014

Quirky, the New York City-based start-up that stakes its claim on propelling everyday ideas into products, has set its sights on leveling the playing field within the burgeoning smart home industry.

May 8, 2014

New York City-based General Tools & Instruments is beginning a new chapter in its colorful (black and yellow) history.

The company was acquired by New York City-based investment firm Highroad Capital Partners in February. Terms of the deal were not released. But in an interview with HCN at the National Hardware Show, principals from Highroad Capital said they liked what they saw in the tool company, and vice versa. 

May 1, 2014

At trade shows, at industry events or even over the phone, I like to promise retailers two things.

April 9, 2014

Representing the marketing chops of the home improvement industry, Briggs & Stratton Corporation earned high marks for its Mower Mouth social media contest at this year's Shorty Industry Awards on April 7 in New York City.

The contest earned Briggs & Stratton the spot for Best Facebook Contest, which it shared with ESPN's SportsCenter after beating a third finalist, ABC Family.

March 21, 2014

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, hired Dustin Ferriso as territory manager.

Ferriso will serve Fiberon’s distributor and dealer customers on the 118-mile-long territory of Long Island, N.Y., including the five boroughs of New York City. He will work out of an office based in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

January 15, 2014

Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has joined the advisory board at Delos, a New York City-based real estate developer that incorporates environmental sustainability, as well as health and wellness amenities, into homes, offices and buildings.

January 6, 2014

New York City-based home furnishings retailer Gracious Home named Rob Morrison to the post of chief operating officer.

The former Lumber Liquidators executive begins his new role on Jan. 6.

At Lumber Liquidators, Morrison was senior VP of stores and operations, a position he held since January 2006. He was also president of Artistic Tile from 2004 to 2005.

January 3, 2014

For a big party, an even bigger cleanup.

In a cleaning crusade that helped promote the new Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, a 25-person "Mr. Clean Team" worked alongside the New York City Department of Sanitation and the Times Square Alliance on Jan. 1 to give the area a thorough scrubdown following the massive New Year's celebration.