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Home Depot Announces Q3 2018 Financial Results

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Home Depot has announced its third-quarter 2018 financial results. In total, the company reported sales of $26.3 billion, which represents a 5.1 percent increase from the same period in 2017. Comparable sales for the third quarter in the U.S. were ... Read More »

HDW Appoints New President

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Billy Stapleton has been appointed the new president of Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) by the organization’s board of directors. The move comes after previous president and CEO Kenneth Beauvais resigned earlier this month. Stapleton has been with HDW for ... Read More »

Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Highlights Ways to Succeed Online

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Retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals gathered in Chicago for the third Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. Held Nov. 7-9, the event was designed to allow attendees to gain information and insights on e-commerce opportunities while also fostering new relationships through a ... Read More »

Younger Generations Influencing Holiday Retail

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As retailers turn their sights to the 2018 holiday shopping season, attracting the economy’s youngest customers is playing a bigger part in many retailers’ plans for marketing and in-store experiences, retail analyst Steven Barr writes in Forbes. Data from PwC show ... Read More »

Lowe’s Plans to Close 51 Stores, Names New CIO

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Lowe’s has announced it plans to close 51 “underperforming store locations as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment,” the company reported in a press release. Twenty of those locations will be in the U.S., and 31 will be in Canada, ... Read More »

Final Days to Register for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

NRHA State of Independents Conference

ACT NOW: The deadline to register for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference is Wednesday, Nov. 7! Independent retailers can register for free to hear how home improvement leaders are finding new paths to grow their businesses. The 2018 ... Read More »

Walmart Adds Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shopping

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Walmart is adding mobile checkout options to its Supercenter locations ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, the big-box retailer confirms in a recent press release. The program, called Check Out With Me, rolls out to all Supercenter locations on ... Read More »

Pass-Along Leadership

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Share What You Know to Support the Next Generation Leadership comes naturally to some people who choose to make independent home improvement retailing their profession, while other retailers enhance their leadership ... Read More »