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September 16, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

September 10, 2013

Bart and Diana Tyler, proprieters of Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah, N.Y., and DeWayne Tripp, owner of Hinton (Okla.) Hardware joined an elite crowd in 2013: HCN Hardware Store All-Stars. Their stores made the list, along with 48 other worthy retailers, one from each state.

June 4, 2012

Central Network Retail Group, a chain of 36 home improvement centers, has opened a new NFL Home Center store in Gautier, Miss., on the site of the former Coast Building Supply.

The store has a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales floor with an assortment of hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing, tools, lawn and garden, and home organization items. Additionally, the store has a full-service lumber and building materials yard.

April 27, 2012

Whether it’s a product designed to bring efficiency to the home, save time for the DIYer or allow a consumer a chance to feel good about buying a Made-in-the-USA product, show organizers have taken steps to give permanence to the show-floor activity.

The May 1 to 3 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center will see a few new twists.

For the first time at the show, a “Made in the USA Pavilion” will showcase domestic-made products.

February 10, 2012

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) announced the acquisition of Elliott’s Hardware, which operates three stores in the Dallas area. The transaction closed Feb. 1. All three stores will continue to operate under the Elliott’s Hardware banner. 

November 2, 2011

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) has added Houma, La.-based Morrison Terrebonne Lumber Center as a new partner.

Doug Gregory, president of Morrison Terrebonne Lumber Center, has also been added to the board of directors at CNRG.

August 1, 2011

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group has purchased a 38,000-sq.-ft. Cole's Home Solutions store and drive-through lumberyard in Ripley. 

CNRG is a recently organized management and operations group led by Boyden Moore, the former CEO of Marvin's Home Centers, and Jimmy Smith, the current president of Home Hardware Centers. 

May 26, 2011

Home Hardware Center is preparing to expand its 18-store footprint in Mississippi and Louisiana, according to the company's owners, who say they are looking to bring acquisition expertise to a new venture called Central Network Retail Group (CNRG).

May 2, 2011

Like most of the vendors in the Inventors Spotlight section of the 2010 National Hardware Show (NHS), Kalvin Vogt was confined to an 8-ft.-wide space that ran approximately 4 ft. deep. But he was right at the entrance with his crystal doorknobs, which are illuminated from inside with LED lights.


“We had Home Depot come in the first 15 minutes of the first day,” said Vogt, CEO of Krystal Touch of New York Inc. This being his first time at the show, Vogt and his associates were stunned. “We were ready to leave right after that,” he joked. 


May 2, 2011

Like most of the vendors in the Inventors Spotlight section of the 2010 National Hardware Show (NHS), Kalvin Vogt was confined to an 8-ft.-wide space that ran approximately 4 ft. deep. But he was right at the entrance with his crystal doorknobs, which are illuminated from inside with LED lights.


“We had Home Depot come in the first 15 minutes of the first day,” said Vogt, CEO of Krystal Touch of New York Inc. This being his first time at the show, Vogt and his associates were stunned. “We were ready to leave right after that,” he joked. 


January 28, 2011

The 2011 National Hardware Show to be held May 10-12 in Las Vegas will be organized to showcase a variety of major categoris, and will offer a new product debut with camping and picnic.

Organizers of the 2011 National Hardware Show are expecting "the strongest and most diverse lineup of buyers" ever to attend its event.

December 9, 2010

Hardlines, the Toronto-based information service for the retail home improvement industry, presented its 2010 Newsmaker Award, and Hardware Merchandising magazine handed out seven Outstanding Retailer awards to Canadian hardware/home improvement retailers during the annual Hardlines Conference in Toronto.

December 9, 2010

Hardlines, the Toronto-based information service for the retail home improvement industry, presented its 2010 Newsmaker Award, and Hardware Merchandising magazine handed out seven Outstanding Retailer awards to Canadian hardware/home improvement retailers during the annual Hardlines Conference in Toronto.

October 7, 2010

At TSC, Andrew Pantelides serves as category manager for work wear, safety wear, hunting, camping,...

October 7, 2010

At TSC, Andrew Pantelides serves as category manager for work wear, safety wear, hunting, camping,...

December 14, 2008

The owner wants to add LBM and other departments....

January 13, 2008

Many of the customers who came to Lowe’s grand opening in Brampton, Ontario, didn’t have...

January 13, 2008

Many of the customers who came to Lowe’s grand opening in Brampton, Ontario, didn’t have...

October 8, 2007

The Canadian home improvement market continues to grow steadily – further illustrating its potential, Canadian...

September 9, 2007

About two months after announcing a plan to bring its hand torch cylinders direct to...

July 18, 2007

An analyst believes a Lowe’s takeover of the Canadian retailer has a “40 percent chance”...