Home » Author Archives: Kate Klein

Author Archives: Kate Klein

Lowe’s Reducing Its Workforce


Lowe’s has plans for laying off and changing job descriptions for thousands of people in its workforce, according to The Wall Street Journal. Lowe’s employs more than 285,000 workers, and will be cutting the positions of less than 3,000 of them “as the home-improvement retailer tries to ... Read More »

Military Vet Benefits From Ace Hardware Program


When Mark Rand considered buying a hardware store, he learned Ace Hardware Corp. offers a financial incentive to help military veterans like him start, buy or expand Ace stores. Retailers who join Ace Hardware or open new store locations pay an affiliation fee for their stores to be ... Read More »

Stanley Buying Craftsman Tool Business in $900M Deal


Stanley Black & Decker is buying Sears’ iconic Craftsman tool brand in a deal valued at about $900 million. With the acquisition, which the manufacturer announced Thursday, Stanley will own the rights to develop, make and sell Craftsman products. The deal is expected to close this year. ... Read More »

J.C. Penney Continues Experiments in Home Improvement

J.C. Penney

In 2016, J.C. Penney has experimented with multiple product categories that compete directly with home improvement retailers, and the year isn’t quite over yet. The Texas company began selling heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in November in test stores in ... Read More »