Aubuchon to carry Benjamin Moore
Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware now carries Benjamin Moore paints, and prominently features the Aura line on its website hardwarestore.com.
The 130-store Northeast hardware chain used a Facebook post to announce the news. The company’s social media site also features a 30-second video, which details the training Aubuchon employees received from Benjamin Moore.
Aubuchon is combining the Benjamin Moore signage in stores, as well as incorporating the brand into its slogan: “Aubuchon Hardware and Benjamin Moore, they’ll fix you right up.”
Snow gives boost to New York retailers
Schenectady, N.Y.-based Marty’s True Value has seen a boost in its business due to the increased snowfall in the Northeast this winter, according to the Times Union.
The retailer has seen sales in salt, shovels and scrapers grow exponentially, and has generated a lot of revenue from its snow blower repair services as well.
Owner Mike Aragosa said his business relies on snow-related sales in the winter months.
Ohio Sears Hardware to close
A Sears Hardware and Appliance in Stow, Ohio, is slated to close March 20, according to the Stow Sentry.
According to the article, the store opened in 1995, and a Lowe’s opened nearby in 1999. The store is set to being its liquidation sale March 15. Approximately 33 employees are affected by the closure.