True Value store hosts successful “Ladies Night”
K&B True Value in Annapolis, Md., hosted its first ever “Ladies Night,” on Oct. 3 with more than 110 women attending. In addition to several “How To” demonstrations, the store gave away gift bags loaded with products and coupons and raffled off prizes worth hundreds of dollars.
“With a Target opening next to one of the [area] Home Depots next week, I wanted to remind our customers about our strengths in housewares, customer service and expert advice,” said Jared Littmann, owner of the 10,000-square-foot store.
During the event, K&B True Value staff members demonstrated the following, replacing a toilet flapper and flush lever, installing dimmer light switches, comparing and selecting environmentally friendly cleaners, securely hanging pictures and mirrors, preparing surfaces for painting, replacing door knobs and locks, and planting grass seed and fertilizer.
Thriftway files for Chapter 11
Thriftway, a one-unit lumberyard based in Owensboro, Ky., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to an article in the Messenger Inquirer. The owner of the 45-year-old business blamed the homebuilding slump for recent financial troubles.
“Building materials dealers are not in favor with lenders at this time,” said Ken Lawson, Thriftway’s president. “Our business is good, and the Owensboro economy is good, too — much better than the national economy.”
“We’ve provided service for 45 years and will continue to provide service,” Lawson continued. “Our people and inventories are still here, and our customers will see no interruption of service. It’s just paperwork.”
According to its web site, Thriftway also operates an affiliate, Wholesale Doors & Trim and Installation, and HardwareOvernight.com, an Internet business.