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Aubuchon Hardware reopens location in upstate New York

BY HBSDEALER Staff

According to an article in the PostStar.com, Aubuchon Hardware reopened its location in Easton, N.Y.

The new store, at a site that was once a bowling alley, was destroyed by fire in June. Aubuchon has more than 130 stores in New York and New England.

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Langula Hardware closes

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Langula Hardware, a 96-year-old dealer in St. Paul. Minn., shut its doors on Dec. 3, according to an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The store succumbed to repeated offers from the county redevelopment agency, the newspaper said, and finally agreed to sell the property.

Other factors that came into play include competitive pressure from a nearby Menards, which expanded four years ago and has eroded sales. Third-generation owner Gary Langula also said he decided last year to stop selling snow blowers and lawn mowers, a big part of the store’s business, after increased demands from Toro.

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Sears.com features sale on all tools

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Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears is placing all of its online tools on sale through a promotion called “Wow now!”

Customers received the news in their email inboxes Friday, as well as through Facebook, announcing an overstock on select tools with savings up to 75% off.

By clicking on the newsletter customers are brought to the company’s website, which reads “Better hurry! Prices so low, you may never see them again.”

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