Purchasing

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What Do Builders Look for Most in a Product? Performance First, then it Varies

Availability at a dealer often ranks second overall More

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Survey: Contractors Returning to Dealers--and Using the Web

Contractors' multi-year embrace of big-box dealers appears to be waning, a new survey suggests, with building material dealers likely to gain most and online services benefiting a bit less. More

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BMC Launches BMC Design Centers

BMC launches BMC Design, opens first center in Salt Lake City. More

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Lowe's Net Income Up 26% in Q3 2013

Lowes posts third quarter 2013 net income of $499 million, compared to $396 million in the year-ago period, with net sales totaling $13 billion in the quarter. More

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Lowe's Plans To Move Ahead with Orchard Supply Acquisition

Pending Bankruptcy Court approval, Lowe's will finalize the purchase of the 72-store Orchard Supply Hardware chain in California by the end of August. More

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Leveraging the Buy Side Leveraging the Buy Side

Dealers flex their purchasing muscles as centralizing buying and vendor partnerships grow in importance. More

Survey: What Dealers Value in an Early Buy
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Survey: What Dealers Value in an Early Buy

Early buy incentives are popular with dealers who use them, survey finds. More

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Do it Best Announces FY2012 Sales, Rebates

Do it Best Corp. announced Sunday at its fall market that sales grew 11.2% during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, from a year earlier to total $2.68 billion, its biggest increase in eight years. More

New ProSales Poll Tells What Dealers Want from Suppliers
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New ProSales Poll Tells What Dealers Want from Suppliers

Service counts as much or more than quality, survey finds. More

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Three Reasons Why Lumber Shortages Are Likely by Late 2013

Tighter credit, scaled-back production, and a trucker shortage have put the entire supply chain in limbo. More

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