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Home Depot Q2 Earnings Show Higher Sales, Increase in Online Shopping

Home Depot Q2 Earnings

The Home Depot today announced its second-quarter 2018 financial results, citing sales increases due to a boost in activity among DIYers and contractors. The big-box home improvement chain earned $30.5 billion in sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which ... Read More »

NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference Empowers Retailers

Foundations of Leadership

Retailers from across the country recently attended the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference to learn more about how to lead their teams effectively and institute best practices to improve their businesses. The two-day conference, sponsored ... Read More »

Donald E. Frieson Joins Lowe’s Executive Team


After announcing a new leadership structure last month, Lowe’s has filled one of its vacant executive positions. The big-box home improvement company recently announced the appointment of Donald E. Frieson as executive vice president of supply chain, effective August 8. ... Read More »

TreeHouse CEO on Building the Company’s Future

treehouse ceo

TreeHouse CEO Gary Kusin was recently interviewed on the National Retail Federation’s podcast series, “Retail Gets Real,” where he shared insights on the company’s strategy and focus moving forward. During the conversation, Kusin discusses the home improvement market and the ... Read More »

National Association of Home Builders to Train 50,000 Workers

National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) chairman Randy Noel pledged that the organization and its educational component, the Home Builders Institute (HBI), “will educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for careers in the construction ... Read More »

A Closer Look at Target’s Remodeling Plans


As Target continues its plan to remodel roughly 1,000 stores nationwide, senior vice president of sales Joe Contrucci and vice president of store design Joe Perdew shed light on the specific changes shoppers will see at their local Target stores. ... Read More »

From A to Generation Z

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Generation Z is becoming an increasingly potent market segment. Born after 1995, the cohort’s oldest members are graduating college and entering adulthood. For independent retailers, it’s important to know how ... Read More »

Walmart and Microsoft Plan Technology Partnership


Walmart has announced it will begin using Microsoft’s cloud data technology for a range of cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications. The five-year agreement further deepens the bond between the two companies, which have a common foe in Amazon. ... Read More »