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March 1, 2012

Mike Clark is already looking ahead to Christmas. 

During Chicago-based True Value’s 2012 Spring Market general session last month, Clark, the co-op's senior VP and chief merchandising officer, told member retailers: "We know you're looking ahead to fall and winter and thinking about what's going to help you drive your sales."

October 12, 2011

Store design and the art of packing high-volume sales in a small space was one of the front-and-center topics at the True Value Market in Philadelphia.

The company's Destination True Value (DTV) initiative -- its store design and merchandising concept -- came to Philadelphia in a new package that measured just over 5,200 sq. ft. The concept store, on full display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, included 50% less lineal feet than the medium-size DTV format, but had 68% of the SKU count, according to the co-op.

March 7, 2011

You can go home again, after all. Ace Hardware Corp. is returning to its Chicago roots for its spring convention, to be held April 1 to 3 at McCormick Place Convention Center. To commemorate its homecoming, the Ace Spring 2011 Convention & Exhibits will focus on the core values and philosophies that transformed this small chain of stores into one of the industry’s leading cooperatives.


The conference will feature seminars, show specials, new products, and retailer and vendor networking events.


January 25, 2011

Category management service provider Hamacher Resource Group, announced today that it has been certified to develop compliant planograms for suppliers of The Home Depot.

Category management service provider Hamacher Resource Group, announced today that it has been certified to develop compliant planograms for suppliers of The Home Depot.

Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG is one of six companies certified to develop planograms for suppliers using JDA Space Planning software. The move comes after HRG described as "a rigorous certification process required by The Home Depot."

August 10, 2008

When Orgill first heard of Hooten’s Hardware’s expansion plan, it was a simple sketch drawn...

June 15, 2008

For many new-product makers, endcaps combine point of sale marketing, shelf space or floor space...