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Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

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Walmart will eliminate about 1,000 corporate jobs at the end of January, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal. Employees will lose jobs in the company’s human resources, technology and e-commerce departments, the article says. In a memo released to employees Tuesday, CEO Doug McMillon ... Read More »

Last-Minute Shoppers Boost Holiday Sales

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Last-minute shoppers gave holiday sales a boost, possibly improving sales overall for the shopping season, according to Reuters. On trend with a good selling season, Amazon reports very strong holiday sales, with customers using Amazon Prime more than than in any other year. Amazon Prime is a paid subscription ... Read More »

NRHA Updates Training Course, Introduces Merchandising Basics

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Merchandising is one of the most effective tools independent home improvement retailers can use to increase sales. All retail store employees should understand the principles of creating and maintaining effective displays. For many years, the North American Retail Hardware Association ... Read More »

Sears Announces 150 Additional Store Closures

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Sears is planning to close 150 additional stores in an attempt to “enhance liquidity and stabilize operating performance,” the company announced Thursday. The company also confirmed that it has struck a deal to sell its Craftsman brand of tools to Stanley Black & Decker for $900 ... Read More »