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Worx LeafPro offers universal cleanup

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The new WORX LeafPro High Capacity Universal Collection System brings to market a universal leaf collection system that not only fits the popular Worx Trivac Blower/Mulcher/Vac, but all other major brands of electric and gas blower/vacs, as well.

The advantage of a blower/mulcher/vac is its time-saving ability to herd, then shred, leaves into mulch for the garden, compost bin or curbside pickup. What normally would take numerous bags to fill by hand; a blower/mulcher/vac settles the debris into a few bags, the company said

Worx LeafPro solves the six-step dilemma of emptying the bushel bag every time it’s full. There’s no more taking off the strap, unzipping the bag, shaking out the bag, rezipping the bag and placing the strap back over your shoulder.

The Worx LeafPro connects to the blower/mulcher/vac through a 4-in. adapter/hose that is 8 ft. in length with a total reach of 16 ft. One end of the hose fastens to the vac, while the other end feeds into a circular, elastic nylon cover. This elastic cover is designed and engineered to snugly slip over the rim of 32- to 55-gallon round containers, and then cinch tied. Power on the vac and a massive leaf pile can be channeled through the vac and hose and then into the container. 

“We simplified our leaf collection system that’s had massive appeal," said Brandon Martin, product manager for Worx. “Now, regardless of the blower/mulcher/vac used by the homeowner, LeafPro saves time and energy clearing leaves without the need for bending or stooping.”

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Tractor Supply seeks to flex online muscle

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Tractor Supply CEO Greg Sandfort borrowed phrases from trendy multichannel retailers when he recently described his company’s online strategy.

“We have to have our site geared to giving customers the options for any way they like to engage with us,“ Sandfort said during the recent Goldman Sachs investor conference. 

Sandfort said Tractor Supply, with more than 1,200 mostly rural retail stores around the country, understands that there are “hundreds” of online sources for consumers to buy the things that Tractor Supply sells. But the company has every intention to gain share and grow its online operation. 

The company’s online directive is to be an easy, 24/7 source that fulfills customers’ product needs for property ownership and animal ownership.

One interesting observation: 30% of the consumers are coming to Tractor Supply’s website from a mobile device. “That tells me they have some savviness with technology.“ 

He added: “Never underestimate the social aspect of a website.” 

“The power of the social side and how it can drive business longer term and its impression to the consumer is going to be something we all must pay attention to,” he said. “Look for us over the next few years to enhance our customer engagement, buying, shopping and researching products easer.”

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HCN Stock Watch: On the upswing

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Stocks received a fresh breath of life on Thursday, with many of HCN’s Top 30 posting gains of 2 or more percentage points.

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