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Lowe’s Canada Launches New Solar Energy Partnership

Lowe's Canada

Lowe’s Canada, Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group have announced the formation of Lowe’s Solar, a new partnership that aims to provide customers with solar energy education and installation services throughout Ontario, Canada, the company reports. ... Read More »

Target CEO Discusses Innovation, Changing Demographics

Target

Target CEO Brian Cornell recently offered his perspective on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, Target’s plans for the future, as well as the company’s changing customer demographics, according to a report from The Star Tribune, which is located near Target’s ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reports Revenue Growth in Q2

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. today reported an increase in revenue over the previous year for the second quarter of 2017. The co-op’s second-quarter 2017 revenues were $1.5 billion, an increase of $66 million, or 4.6 percent, over the second quarter of 2016, which is ... Read More »

Home Depot Reports Historic Quarterly Sales

home depot

The Home Depot reported Tuesday quarterly sales of $28.1 billion for the second quarter of 2017, which is a 6.2 percent increase over the same period last year. “We were pleased with our results this quarter as our customers rewarded ... Read More »

Women’s Leadership Roundtable Returns for Second Year

Women's Leadership Roundtable

Prior to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of the Independents Conference, the association is hosting the second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable on Dec. 6 in Chicago. This event provides an opportunity for women in leadership positions across ... Read More »

Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

State of Independents

The state of the industry, where it’s headed and your relationship with channel partners all have the ability to impact your business. This year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you the opportunity to discuss all three at no ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: True Value CEO Discusses Earnings, Sale Rumors

exclusive

The results of continued investments in True Value’s strategic plan are starting to pay dividends and the recent rumors swirling around a potential sale of the co-op will not be a distraction, according to the company’s president and CEO John ... Read More »

NRHA’s Management Program Graduates Set Sights on the Future

Retail Management Certification Program

Their topics varied, but their goals were the same: improve their businesses through ambitious, innovative projects. The group of leaders from independent home improvement stores throughout the U.S. met Aug. 10 to present plans for projects they developed as they ... Read More »