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Delay Likely for Sherwin-Williams’ Purchase of Valspar

Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Co. announced this week that its deal to buy The Valspar Corp. likely won’t close as soon as planned. When the two U.S. paint companies publicized the purchase agreement in March 2016, they expected the $11.3 billion deal to go ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: In a Retail War, ‘Differentiate or You Die’

When Ace Hardware’s top executive stepped on stage at the start of the co-op’s spring buying show, he had fierce words for fighting competitors: find weakness and “attack it relentlessly.” President and CEO John Venhuizen spoke March 16 to kick ... Read More »

Ex-Lowe’s Exec Sues, Claims Racial Discrimination

Lowe's

A former Lowe’s executive—who had been a potential successor for the company’s current CEO—is alleging he lost his job due to racism. Michael Jones became chief customer officer for Lowe’s in 2014, and The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the ... Read More »

How to Get Funding to Improve Your Business

reimagine retail

The National Hardware Show® is supporting independent retailers in a way it never has before—by offering $100,000 to fund business improvements. Independent home improvement retailers are eligible to apply for the funding by submitting a short essay to the Reimagine Retail ... Read More »