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Walmart and Amazon May Spar Over Online Retailer Flipkart


Walmart is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, Reuters reports. The purchase would be Walmart’s largest acquisition of an online company, but Amazon may attempt to step in and present a counteroffer, Reuters ... Read More »

Data Breaches Ensnare Companies of All Sizes

data breaches

Recent data breaches have rocked big-box retailers and other large companies, but experts warn businesses of all sizes are at risk from cyberattacks. The Star Tribune reports that [24]7.ai, the company that runs Best Buy’s online chat services, recently suffered a ... Read More »

Walmart Considers New Opportunities With Insurer Humana

insurer humana

Big-box retailer Walmart is in early discussions with health insurer Humana “about developing closer ties,” including new partnerships and a possible acquisition of Humana, according to a report from Reuters. This news comes shortly after other U.S. retailers and health ... Read More »

Learn What Motivates 5-Star Employees to Succeed


Hardware Retailing recently interviewed five-star employees from across the country to learn what motivates them to lead their operations to excellence every day. Whether it’s increasing their product knowledge, ensuring customers have everything they need to succeed in a home ... Read More »

The Home Depot and Pinterest Expand Collaboration

home depot and pinterest

The Home Depot and Pinterest are making it easier to discover and purchase more than 100,000 new products via Pinterest’s Shop the Look feature. Currently, users can log on to Pinterest, find a Pin featuring home improvement, decoration and landscaping ... Read More »

Thanking Young Retailer of the Year Sponsors

young retailer of the year

Thank You to 2018 Young Retailer of the Year Sponsors Each year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) aims to identify and promote the next generation of independent hardware leaders through the Young Retailer of the Year program. For ... Read More »

Amazon Begins Selling Live Plants

amazon plants store

As spring arrives and home and business owners across the country venture outside to consider their landscaping options, e-commerce giant Amazon is adding a new product category: live plants. In late February, the company introduced the Amazon Plants Store, Fortune ... Read More »

Walmart Launches Online Home Shopping Experience


Walmart will launch a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that connects customers to products based on their unique style, Arkansas Business reports. This new consumer experience is part of Walmart’s broader strategy to “redesign its website ... Read More »