Hardware Stores Prepare For Waves Of Shoppers Ahead Of SnowstormHardware stores are bracing for runs on several key items with the big snow.
Heavy Snow, Shifting Temps Leave Rock Salt In Short SupplyNot only is the salt bag that many homeowners bought three years ago gone, in many cases, so is the bag that replaced it as the cycle of snow-freeze-thaw continues.
Hardware Stores Happy To Finally See SnowAfter 335 days without an inch of snow, the past 11 days have more closely resembled a typical winter in Chicago, with alternating snow and cold. It’s good news for hardware stores.
New Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Some Drain CleanersA new state law requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.

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