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November / December 2021 Issue

  • Independent Profile: A Louisville succession story at Brownsboro Hardware & Paint
  • Co-op feature: Ace Hardware Report and Westlake Ace builds a better backyard
  • Products: Fasteners are at the center of growth
  • Top Guns sound off on supply chain and staffing

October 2021 Issue

  • Independent Profile: A hardware store ‘nails it’ with a Chicagoland mural
  • Products: Powering up in 2021. The latest news and the most powerful tools from power tool manufacturers
  • Q&A with Lowe’s executive VP of merchandising Bill Boltz, City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree
  • Top Women interview series: Karen Jones of the Network of Executive Women

September 2021 Issue

  • Inside Builders FirstSource: a "Game Changer"
  • From the Editor: Women who mean business and the upcoming Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply awards event
  • Independent Profile: Oregon's Bandon Supply
  • Preview of the Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard
  • Plus: Decking Innovations, Railing news, and a Kitchen & Bath update

July / August 2021 Issue

  • Independent Profile: HomCo delivers on service and values in Flagstaff, Ariz.;
  • The CEO of the Network of Executive Women outlines the steps for a healthy, welcoming workplace;
  • Windows and doors are on display, bringing style, curb-appeal and performance to the job site or the home makeover.

June 2021 Issue

  • Retailer Spotlight: Lowe’s at 100. The transformation continues for the Mooresville, N.C.-based home improvement giant;
  • From the Editor examines the bankruptcy of Katerra, once considered among the front-runners of construction industry disruption;
  • Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply profile of Evionne Silver, of Builders FirstSource.

May 2021 Issue

  • From the Editor examines Ward Lumber’s move to employee ownership;
  • Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply profile of Jean Fahy, Do it Best Corp.;
  • The insurance landscape; risks, prevention and trends.

April 2021 Issue

  • Do it Best Special Report, including Dan Starr and Nation’s Best Holdings;
  • Product feature: Accessories from all around the grill; and
  • Market Insights: An eCommerce home run at McGuckin Hardware in Boulder, Colo.

March 2021 Issue

  • From the Editor defends HBSDealer’s coverage of Tractor Supply;
  • The Fastener Update puts the focus on job-site speed and precision;
  • Profile of Cameron Ashley’s eCommerce evolution.

February 2021 Issue

  • The latest Decking and Railing products
  • HBSDealer LBM Finance & Development event
  • Lowe’s Bill Boltz shares thoughts behind the “Spirit of Life” award from City of Hope
  • Market insights
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply profile series

January 2021 Issue

  • Distribution Nation
  • Roundtable discussion on "Investing in eCommerce Success."
  • Outdoor power equipment
  • Maintenance Repair and Operations trends
  • Plumbing news
  • Independent profile of Zeskind's Hardware & Millwork