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PRO Group Hosts 2018 Group Merchandising Conference

PRO Group Inc. recently hosted its Group Merchandising Conference in Atlanta, facilitating more than 1,600 meetings between vendors and member distributors. Conference attendees built new business relationships by discussing new products, taking advantage of conference specials and connecting at networking events, ... Read More »

Consumer Spending on Retail Increased in June

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The U.S. Commerce Department announced that consumer spending on retail sales, which includes spending at stores, websites and restaurants, rose 0.5 percent in June from May’s figure, The Wall Street Journal reports. Consumer spending, contributes more than two-thirds to the ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Names New National Logistics Manager

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Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of co-op veteran Steve Rose to national logistics manager, effective July 16. Rose has served as safety director since joining Do it Best Corp. in 2011. In that role, he was responsible for ... Read More »

NRF Searching for America’s Retail Champions

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Are you or someone you know a community leader who is also a strong retail industry advocate? If so, you’ll want to send in an application by July 20 to be chosen as one of the 50 U.S. small business ... Read More »

Home Depot Adds Home Decor Inventory

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The Home Depot is adding home decor to its product offerings, Forbes reports. In an email sent to customers, the company confirms it’s planning to add furniture, bedding material, wall decor, tabletop accessories and other home accents to its inventory. ... Read More »

Creating a Space to Let Children Play

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Mills County General Store and Ace Hardware is a mainstay in Goldthwaite, Texas, a town of about 1,800 people in the center of the state. Austin is the closest big city, just more than 100 miles south. Because it’s remote, ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Names Kim Lefko as Chief Marketing Officer

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Ace Hardware Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim Lefko to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Lefko will report directly to John Venhuizen, president and CEO of the co-op. As the company’s new CMO, Lefko ... Read More »

Lowe’s Announces New Leadership Structure

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Lowe’s has announced a new leadership structure that includes “simplified roles and responsibilities to drive operational excellence,” the company announced in a press release. The company has eliminated several positions, including chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive ... Read More »