May 24, 2016

Understanding the evolution of the brick-and-mortar, and the store-as-a-hub for an array of customer services.

May 13, 2016

Would a Trump presidency be huge for the hardware and building supply industry?

May 12, 2016

Here’s how the latest HBSDealer poll leans on the candidates for president

April 21, 2016

Smile. And other advice from the former Tractor Supply CEO on how to build your own personal brand

April 21, 2016

An AP-GfK poll finds more interest in price than place of origin.

April 18, 2016

Looking back at HBSDealer's "Battle of the Brands, State by State"

April 6, 2016

The AWPA's new guidance, and the move to the "ground contact" standard.

March 31, 2016

California appears headed toward a minimum wage hike. What’s your take?

March 15, 2016

Above ground versus ground contact, here’s what you need to know about changing AWPA-UCS language.

March 15, 2016

Not many subscribers think that tiny houses are the next big thing.

March 14, 2016

Somebody should tell Brent Burger that hardware store guys aren’t supposed to be polished orators on the stage.

March 8, 2016

With 84 Lumber on board, whither today's tiny house movement?

March 3, 2016

With 84 Lumber on board, whither today's tiny house movement?

February 12, 2016

Awake your senses that you may the better judge!” — Brutus

February 3, 2016

It might not be such a bad idea for Penney to play in appliances. Read and discuss.

December 29, 2015

The chief economist for talks about her predictions for the 2016 housing market. (Source: CNNMoney)

December 21, 2015

Support your local lumberyard is a slogan, a simple idea, and a 21st century recruitment strategy.

December 14, 2015

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” runs ahead of “Creativity is just intelligence having fun.”

November 30, 2015

Don't believe every survey you read, and listen to advice from Lady Macbeth: just do it yourself.

November 20, 2015

‘Tis the season to get aggressive in going after the Christmas customer

October 8, 2015

Report: A shoplifting incident escalates into a shooting in a Home Depot parking lot. And gun instructors shake their heads. Source: Detroit Free Press

September 16, 2015

Most readers see no concerns with glyphosate on the shelves

September 1, 2015

Who will become the Tesla or AirBnB of the home category?

August 28, 2015

Dealers agree: Support the Innocent Sellers Act