February 8, 2012

Young America, an incentive marketing firm, has partnered with EcoRebates, a Web and mobile rebate solutions provider, to create an online tool that compiles utility energy rebates with available manufacturer or retailer-specific offers. Customers can easily find, apply and submit the incentive offers on a wide range of products.

September 28, 2011

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest differences. Then again, sometimes it’s the big things.

The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp., fresh from its October Market in Indianapolis, is advancing a slate of initiatives both large and small. Projects range from reprinting its field staff’s business cards to building what it calls a digital World Class Commerce Center. And as CEO Bob Taylor sees it, they are all in service of one overarching goal: serving the members. 

Let’s start with the big plans first. 

September 5, 2011

York, Pa.-based Wolf announced a rebate program on Deckorators CXT Railing. 

During the “Go Pro CXT Railing Rebate,” contractors will receive a $100 Visa card for every $500 they spend on CXT Railing. Purchases must be made by Sept. 30.

CXT Railing is available exclusively from independent dealers in Wolf's service area of 18 East Coast states. 

August 31, 2011

Ten months after the launch of True Value’s new-and-improved e-commerce program, the statistics are beginning to pile up. Most importantly, perhaps, almost 2,000 stores have signed up for the program, allowing customers to shop online and pick up purchases in their local hardware store. 

There are some things still unknown in the e-commerce world, such as the correlation between Web browsing and in-store buying. But True Value believes it’s getting closer to an understanding. And it likes what the data are showing. 

May 1, 2011

Customers paying with their Lowe’s Consumer Credit Card receive an immediate discount of 5% on in-stock and special order purchases bought in stores or online at lowes.com, Lowe's said.

Customers with single-receipt purchases of $299 or more can choose between the 5% discount or special financing currently advertised.

January 10, 2011

Harbor Freight's e-circular at harborfreight.com features a deal-of-the-day concept. It's simple: For each day of the week, there's a deal. Each item features a discount code that customers enter when they check out to receive the discount, or they can bring the coupon to the store.

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January 10, 2011

It’s been nearly two months since Chicago-based True Value launched its new e-commerce site, and in that time the hardware co-op has seen traffic to TrueValue.com triple.

The new site already features more than 22,000 SKUs of its core assortments in accordance with its Destination True Value format. 

October 17, 2010

Point Pleasant, N.J., Ace dealer Beaver Dam Hardware is featuring big photos, clean pages and...

October 10, 2010

Sales for the year may be down 3.1%, but efficient logistics upgrades helped the co-op...

June 17, 2010

Today's economic conditions have completely redirected trends in the lawn and garden industry, and have created emerging markets that did not exist before and brand new opportunities to go with them. Many of today's opportunities we have in the lawn and garden industry were actually created by the downturn.

Though business models that have worked for the past 25 years are now obsolete and don't work in today's economy, new opportunities have created new business models that DO WORK and create exciting times if you pay attention.

December 28, 2008

The Eau Claire, Wisc.-based home center chain is promoting post-Christmas sales with an automatic 10...

December 14, 2008

As customers walk toward the checkout registers at Lowe’s in Holmdel, N.J., they are confronted...

September 7, 2008

Lauren Wagner, supervisor, category management for Do it Best, has a simple definition for the...

September 3, 2008

Lauren Wagner, supervisor, category management for Do it Best, has a simple definition for the...

July 9, 2008

All of the new stores represent an approximately $18.5 million investment per location, according to...

June 15, 2008

Building materials retailers and garden equipment stores saw month-over-month sales gains of 2.4 percent in...

April 24, 2008

True Value announced April 25 the appointment of Mike Clark as senior vp and chief...

October 7, 2007

In mid-September, Do it Best released financials for the fiscal year ended June 30, reporting...

September 23, 2007

Jim Maze, an Ace dealer in Warsaw, Ind., was never much of a loyalty card...

September 23, 2007

On Sept. 13, Do it Best released its 2007 year-end financials, reporting annual sales of...

September 12, 2007

Falling prices for wood products used in construction contributed to a 7 percent reduction in...