HARDWARE STORES

Hardware stores pushed to limit by tornado-induced demand

BY HBSDEALER Staff

An article in the Wausau Daily Herald describes the challenges faced by some Wisconsin hardware stores after a destructive tornado.

Tarps and generators were among the products in demand. The tornado also caused extensive damage to the Lincoln Windows headquarters and facility in Merrill, Wis. 

 

 

 

 

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In Richmond, Harper Hardware to close

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According to an article in the Richmond-Times Dispatch, a local hardware store with 113 years of history is closing.

The store owner, Charles Harper III, intends to reopen later this year in a different location and with a different business model, focusing exclusively on commercial and industrial customers, according to the report.

 

 

 

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Unadjusted hardware store sales slip in February

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The Census Bureau’s Monthly Retail Trade Report  showed sales for hardware stores — NAICS code 44413 — were $1.212 billion on an unadjusted basis in February, the most recent month of available data in this business classification. The February figure is down 6.6% from January’s unadjusted sales of $1.298 billion.

In February 2010, unadjusted hardware store sales as calculated by the Census Bureau were $1.235 billion.  

 

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