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Poll question: That’s big news

There have been some big story lines this year. What's been the biggest?

BY HBSDealer Staff

The recent wave of quarterly earnings reports in the hardware and building supply industry hammered home the idea that tariffs, acquisitions and commodity price deflation are key industry trends .

But there are more big stories that are being felt on the bottom (and top) line of this industry. There’s Amazon’s growth, there’s the downsizing of Sears, and there’s the long simmering labor shortage. And that’s just a few.

The official weekly poll can be found on the right side of this page (or scroll down your mobile device). The specific question is: “What has been the biggest hardware-and-building-supply-industry story for 2019?

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