Content about Joe McLaughlin

July 30, 2013

On June 23, 2013, a man stole 18 semi-automatic handguns, worth approximately $14,000, out of a display case at Stewart's Ace Hardware in Roosevelt, Utah.

Incidents like this seem unusual, except when they aren't. Hardware stores are targeted as much for their resalable items as any other retail establishment, and such activity appears to be on the rise.

May 7, 2013

Grumpy Joe's is among the retailers on the hunt for big brands and domestically made products.

Joe McLaughlin, owner of Grumpy Joe's, responded quickly when asked what was on his shopping list at the National Hardware Show, which runs through Thursday here at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"We're here looking for big brands and American-made products," he said. "We have enough imports."