Industry Dashboard for May 19, 2014
Housing starts swooped up 13.2% to highs not seen since before the economy-busting winter. Plus, retail sales got a nice (but seasonally consistent) boost in March.
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Ricciardi Brothers expands to Pennsylvania
Maplewood, New Jersey-based paint retailer Ricciardi Brothers is expanding its reach throughout the Philadelphia metro area with the purchase of Old City Paint & Decorating stores.
The move brings nine Philadelphia-area stores to Ricciardi Brothers, increasing its total footprint to 29 locations. Ricciardi is the largest Benjamin Moore retailer in New Jersey.
“Ricciardi Brothers is thrilled to now be serving customers throughout Philadelphia,” said Walter Ricciardi, president of Ricciardi Brothers. “Since our inception, we have been committed to providing excellent service with fair prices and will remain committed to this core value as we continue to expand.”
Starting this month, Old City Paint & Decorating stores throughout Philadelphia will be branded as Ricciardi Brothers Old City Inc.
Specializing in indoor and outdoor paints, wallpaper, window treatments and expert design services, Ricciardi Brothers has helped creatively transform tens of thousands of homes and businesses for more than 85 years. With a focus on the Benjamin Moore portfolio, Ricciardi Brothers offer advice and personalized service that allow customers to do more with their homes and commercial establishments.