HARDWARE STORES

Hardware store all stars: Conn., Del. and Fla.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The May issue of Home Channel News compiled the first-ever Hardware Store All Star list. Here are three more of the 50: standout stores from Arkansas, California and Colorado.

• Connecticut

Killingworth True Value. Since gracing the cover of the Home Channel News March 2010 issue, Killingworth True Value president Jackie Cost has seen the word get out about the store’s major renovation. She’s also seen community involvement increase. Case in point, the Killingworth Youth and Family Services division sets up a tent at all of the store’s outdoor special events. Coming up this month: a Mow and Grow event with Husqvarna and Jonathan Green grass seeds.

• Delaware

Rommel’s Ace Hardware. Rommel’s Ace Hardware operates 11 locations on the East Coast, including three in Delaware — Dover, Seaford and Selbyville. The retailer is a part of Rommel Holdings, whose varied interests include four Denny’s restaurants and a Skateland roller skating rink. The motto is clear: “We can get you in, get you help, and get you on your way in 15 minutes or less.”

• Florida

Sunshine Ace Hardware. Sunshine Ace has six locations in South Florida, but the downtown Naples store is unlike any of the others, said store manager Sherry Kish. Walk into the sporting goods area and you see a very large fishing boat. Above the boat is a mangrove and beside the mangrove are two large murals depicting the area. And all around, the store uses a cinnamon, beige and green color scheme to hammer home the one-of-a-kind impression.

On Thursday, store profiles from Georgia, Hawaii and Idaho.

 

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Hardware Show to open with depth and diversity

BY HBSDEALER Staff

As the National Hardware Show prepares to kick off in Las Vegas next week, event organizers say the show continues to attract a lineup of retailers and distributors described as "one of the deepest and most diverse" in the show’s 66-year history.

The traditional powerhouses of Home Depot, Walmart, Sears, Costco and Leroy Merlin will be represented at the May 10 to 12 event, but so will additional retailers such as ShopRite/PriceRite, SkyMall, Amazon.com, QVC and Cabela’s. There will also be a significant number of independent hardware retailers representing the Ace, True Value and Home Hardware cooperatives, as well as distributors like Orgill, Distribution America, Gro Group, Lancaster and others.

“For retailers and distributors, the National Hardware Show represents a way to stay ahead of the competition and put the latest and most innovative products in front of their customers,” said Rich Russo, event director, National Hardware Show. “We look forward to an attendee list that reflects not only a Who’s Who in home improvement but a variety of outlets that show how much our industry continues to expand to include the entire channel.”

The categories of buyers attending this year also include BJs; Target, HSN, Price Chopper, CVS and Albertson’s; Arett Sales Corp., Commerce Corp. and Foster’s.

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Depth and diversity help describe show

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As the National Hardware Show prepares to kick off in Las Vegas next week, event organizers say the show continues to attract a line up of retailers and distributors described as "one of the deepest and most diverse" in the show’s 66-year history.

The traditional power houses of Home Depot, Walmart, Sears, Costco and Leroy Merlin will be represented at the May 10-12 event, but so will additional retailers such as ShopRite/PriceRite, Skymall, Amazon.com, QVC and Cabela’s. There will also be a significant number of independent hardware retailers representing the Ace, True Value and Home Hardware co-operatives, as well as distributors like Orgill, Distribution America, Gro Group, Lancaster and others.

“For retailers and distributors, the National Hardware Show represents a way to stay ahead of the competition and put the latest and most innovative products in front of their customers,” said Rich Russo, event director, National Hardware Show. “We look forward to an attendee list that reflects not only a Who’s Who in home improvement but a variety of outlets that show how much our industry continues to expand to include the entire channel.”

The categories of buyers attending this year also include BJs; Target, HSN, Price Chopper, CVS and Albertson’s; Arett Sales Corporation, Commerce Corporation and Foster’s.

 

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