Arizona City to welcome new hardware/appliance store
After almost eight months of planning, ARC Hardware is set to open in Arizona City, Ariz., Casa Grande Valley Newspapers reported.
ARC Hardware will open during a “Hot August Nights” celebration Aug. 6, 7 and 8 and will start operating on a regular schedule Aug. 10. In addition to refreshments, the grand opening weekend will include drawings for prizes and gift cards.
In addition to traditional hardware, the store will offer appliance repair and will sell rebuilt appliances.
California hardware store to close
Hollywood Hardware in West Sacramento, Calif., is closing its doors after 41 years, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Much of the store’s merchandise has been moved to the owner’s other Sacramento location, and the rest has been marked down 40% to 50%.
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ikea, Target and Wal-Mart have all moved into West Sacramento in recent years, leading to the closing of several mom-and-pop stores, the article said. Another longtime business, Gorman’s Stationary, also recently closed.
Orgill prepares for SuperCenter launch
Orgill, the Memphis, Tenn.-based hardlines distributor, will start shipments from its new Mid-America SuperCenter in Sikeston, Mo., on Aug. 3, CEO Ron Beal said.
Construction on the 795,000-sq.-ft. facility is nearly finished, and it is now being stocked with product in anticipation of the Aug. 3 start date. The facility — which cost an estimated $40 million to build — will stock a reported $35 million in inventory.
“This will allow us to replace our two oldest facilities — in Memphis and Vandalia, Ill. — with a state-of-the-art distribution facility, which should immediately translate into increased operational efficiencies for us and service improvements to our customers,” Beal said.