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March 27, 2014

The Home Channel Hall of Fame will induct a new member in early May, as Orgill chairman, president and CEO Ron Beal joins the prestigious circle of industry leaders.

Beal will be inducted as part of the 2014 Golden Hammer Awards Ceremony slated for May 6 in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show. 

The event’s sponsors are HCN and the National Hardware Show.

August 23, 2013

Boston -- Orgill merchandisers and store designers unveiled the Cobblestone Hardware concept store, one of the centerpieces of the market floor.

The store revealed a number of tweaks to previous market showpieces. In its 10,000 sq. ft. of selling space, Cobblestone packed in all the usual suspects, plus a healthy dose of Dollar Central program products and "As Seen On TV" merchandise.

August 23, 2013

Boston -- The phrase “price image” plays a key role in merchandising best practices, according to a seminar presented by Paul Ohrberg, Orgill's Director of Retail Concepts.

The presentation, titled "Merchandising Techniques: Increasing Your Add On & Impulse Sales," covered merchandising techniques for dump bins, rolling racks, stackouts, counter displays, check out areas, queing fixtures, endcaps, clip strings, wing panels and specialty fixtures. 

April 8, 2013

Ron Beal, president and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill, presented his views on hardware distribution during the President's Council meeting in Las Vegas. Here are the highlights.

The overview

"I've been at this a long time. One of the things that always impressed me is how simple distribution is to conceptualize, but how complex and how difficult it can be to actually execute. … It's pretty easy to understand why companies are not exactly standing in line to get in the business of distributing hardware products."

April 3, 2013

Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill joined the Home Improvement Research Institute, the not-for-profit research group.

August 18, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill is a big believer in its model stores and their ability to inspire dealers to roll out new products and planograms. 

At this year’s Fall Market in Las Vegas, Orgill demonstrated four separate store types full of the latest in merchandise adjacenies, signage and retail ideas: Copper Canyon Hardware, Four Corners Hardware & Supply, North Lake Lumber and Frontier Farm & Hardware. 

August 18, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill is a big believer in its model stores and their ability to inspire dealers to roll out new products and planograms. 

At this year’s Fall Market in Las Vegas, Orgill demonstrated four separate store types full of the latest in merchandise adjacenies, signage and retail ideas: Copper Canyon Hardware, Four Corners Hardware & Supply, North Lake Lumber and Frontier Farm & Hardware. 

August 18, 2012

Memphis-based distributor Orgill plans to upgrade its Orgill.com ordering tool for members, with an emphasis on improving its speed and efficiency.

The improvement project will be rolled out in two phases, according to David Meany, Orgill’s director of eCommerce. The first phase is expected to launch in mid September, with phase two occurring in spring of 2013.

August 1, 2012

The nation’s leading wholesale distributors of home improvement products and building materials saw an increase of 2.23% in 2011 sales, according to the research that produced the 2012 Home Channel News Top 100 Distributor Scoreboard.

It wasn’t easy.

According to the data culled from surveys, financial reports and estimates, the nation’s top 100 distributors produced a total of $40.263 billion in sales, compared with $39.385 billion in 2010.

June 30, 2011

You don’t win the hardware retailer of the year award in Worcester, Mass., for 15 straight years by being passive in the marketplace. 


To meet the challenges of a tough economy, Barrows Hardware ramped up its merchandising efforts with aggressive endcap promotions that in turn have generated increased sales.


Brian Barrows, president, said that as part of its “Door Busters” promotion, Barrows places up to 30 endcaps in the store featuring name-brand products and selling the items at cost.


June 30, 2011

For Wheelwright Lumber Co. president Paul Wheelwright, the key to his store’s success for 121 years has been doing a few things really well and sticking to some core principles.


June 6, 2011

The year 2004 marked the inauguration of the Home Channel Hall of Fame, with four deserving honorees, including Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, inducted during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony.

The inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony also honored Joe Orgill, chairman of Orgill, and Joe Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber.

Here are the Home Channel Hall of Fame inductees listed in chronological order:

2004: Bernie Marcus, co-founder, Home Depot

2004: Arthur Blank, co-founder, Home Depot 

June 6, 2011

The year 2004 marked the inauguration of the Home Channel Hall of Fame, with four deserving honorees, including Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, inducted during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony.

The inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony also honored Joe Orgill, chairman of Orgill, and Joe Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber.

Here are the Home Channel Hall of Fame inductees listed in chronological order:

2004: Bernie Marcus, co-founder, Home Depot

2004: Arthur Blank, co-founder, Home Depot 

March 17, 2011

Orgill, Distribution America, Ace Hardware, True Value and Lancaster make up the list of co-ops/distributors signed up for the new Buying Desk Program so far, according to organizers of the National Hardware Show.

Independent retailers attending the May 10-12 event in Las Vegas will have instant access to new products introduced at the event  through the show’s new Buying Desk Program. On the flip side, suppliers attending the 2011 event will be able to sell products to independent retailers through their existing co-operative and distributor programs.

March 7, 2011

“There are no sissies left in this business.”


That’s the official Home Channel News quote of the month, from Rick Frost, the CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Louisiana-Pacific.


February 27, 2011

Orlando, FLa. -- There were several noteworthy features of Orgill's 2011 Spring Dealer Market. The aisles were full and suppliers approached by Home Channel News were generally pleased with booth traffic. 

Behind the scenes, Orgill CEO Ron Beal said the Memphis-based distributor was working to improve on a record 2010.

"It's hard to hit home runs, but if we can be 1% or 2% or 5% or 10% better, the cumulative impact of that is very significant," Beal said.

February 27, 2011

Orlando, FLa. -- There were several noteworthy features of Orgill's 2011 Spring Dealer Market. The aisles were full and suppliers approached by Home Channel News were generally pleased with booth traffic. 

Behind the scenes, Orgill CEO Ron Beal said the Memphis-based distributor was working to improve on a record 2010.

"It's hard to hit home runs, but if we can be 1% or 2% or 5% or 10% better, the cumulative impact of that is very significant," Beal said.

February 24, 2011

Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill's 2011 Spring Dealer Market kicked off Thursday with pallet specials and seminars, among other things.

The market floor included two concept stores to offer merchandising ideas to dealers: Beale Street Lumber and Delta Farm & Hardware. 

"These stores showcase the range of what Orgill can provide to retailers of different shapes, sizes and formats," said Orgill CEO Ron Beal.

In his welcoming note to attendees, Beal also pointed to the deals available in the Coupon and Pallet Buy areas.

February 24, 2011

Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill's 2011 Spring Dealer Market kicked off Thursday with pallet specials and seminars, among other things.

The market floor included two concept stores to offer merchandising ideas to dealers: Beale Street Lumber and Delta Farm & Hardware. 

"These stores showcase the range of what Orgill can provide to retailers of different shapes, sizes and formats," said Orgill CEO Ron Beal.

In his welcoming note to attendees, Beal also pointed to the deals available in the Coupon and Pallet Buy areas.

January 18, 2011

Canada has emerged as a hot destination for home channel expansion. The latest company to enter the massive northern market is Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products.

The manufacturer of trim, molding, decking and railings will partner with PrimeSource Building Products Canada for complete national two-step distribution across Canada.

January 10, 2011

Suddenly, Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill views itself as a full-blown player in the Canadian market, thanks to a partnership with Canada’s Castle Building Centres. Orgill CEO Ron Beal walked Home Channel News through some of the thought processes that led to the venture.


• The partnership


January 10, 2011

Suddenly, Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill views itself as a full-blown player in the Canadian market, thanks to a partnership with Canada’s Castle Building Centres. Orgill CEO Ron Beal walked Home Channel News through some of the thought processes that led to the venture.


• The partnership


December 20, 2010

Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill has partnered with Mississauga, Ontario-based Castle Building Centers to fully integrate Canada into Orgill’s core business.

Orgill has been eyeing the Canadian market for 15 years, and has been operating in limited capacity there for the past three years, shipping to independents in various parts of the country.

The partnership was reported originally in Hardlines, the Canadian home improvement industry magazine.

December 20, 2010

Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill has partnered with Mississauga, Ontario-based Castle Building Centers to fully integrate Canada into Orgill’s core business.

Orgill has been eyeing the Canadian market for 15 years, and has been operating in limited capacity there for the past three years, shipping to independents in various parts of the country.

The partnership was reported originally in Hardlines, the Canadian home improvement industry magazine.

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