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Sears Holdings to Close Last Chicago Store and Sell 16 Locations Online

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After nearly a century in Chicago, Sears is closing shop. Sears Holdings Corp., which is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, announced it would be shuttering its final Chicago store in July, according to the Chicago Tribune. The company is also planning ... Read More »

South Dakota Retailers Partner for Food Drive

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During the holiday season, homeless shelters and food pantries are overwhelmed by the amount of volunteers and donations that come through the doors. However, as the holidays wind down and the hustle and bustle of daily life returns, people may ... Read More »

5 Ways to Promote and Market Outdoor Power Equipment

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Revved Up As winter melts away and spring kicks into gear, consumers eagerly dust the cobwebs off their outdoor power equipment. Before they can begin reviving their ... Read More »

Home Depot Selling Products From American Cannabis Co.

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The Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon have all agreed to grow individual relationships with a company that has its roots firmly planted in the cannabis industry. Both of the big box retailers and the e-commerce giant have begun selling products ... Read More »

Howard Brothers Annual OPE Event Attracts Pros

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Howard Brothers Outdoor Power and Hardware, a chain of hardware stores and outdoor power equipment stores in Atlanta and North Georgia, has earned its reputation over the years as the go-to source among professional landscapers. In the late 1980s, the ... Read More »

Lowe’s CEO Announces Retirement, Succession Plan Underway

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A big change is coming to the Lowe’s Cos. leadership team—longtime chairman, president and CEO Robert A. Niblock plans to retire. Today, the 25-year veteran of the big-box company announced his retirement, according to a press release from Lowe’s. The ... Read More »

Walmart and FedEx Office Join Forces

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As the competition between Walmart and Amazon continues to intensify, the big-box chain now has a new partner against the e-commerce giant—FedEx Office. Walmart and FedEx have tested a store-within-a-store concept in about 50 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, ... Read More »

Hardware Manufacturer Representative Saleslink Acquires Group MW

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Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it is acquiring a similar organization, Group MW, effective April 1. Both organizations provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce ... Read More »