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Lowe’s CEO Details Store Improvements

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Speaking at a dedication event for Charlotte Hornets-themed basketball courts, Lowe’s CEO and president Marvin R. Ellison outlined what’s in store for the company in the months ahead, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. In late August, Lowe’s announced the ... Read More »

Norfolk Hardware Helps Restore Historic Boston Farm

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When the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm was first built in the late 1700s, its owners contributed to the everyday life of the colonial community by farming the then-rural area. Now, more than 200 years later, it is once again a ... Read More »

Consider Your Small Business Insurance Options

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Health insurance is a major concern for every business owner. As the year winds down, business owners will be reviewing their expenses and considering how insurance affects their bottom line. Hardware Retailing checked in with Bob Chiesa, president and CEO ... Read More »

Sears Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Plans to Close 142 Stores

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Sears Holdings Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to close another 142 stores. Edward Lampert will also vacate his position as the company’s CEO immediately, reports the Chicago Tribune. Three executives will fulfill Lampert’s duties as CEO, according ... Read More »

2018 Do it Best Fall Market Emphasizes Category Growth

Independent home improvement retailers flooding the floor of the 2018 Do it Best Fall Market found the programs and retail solutions that are critical for helping them develop specific categories. The market, held Oct. 12-15 at the Indiana Convention Center ... Read More »

Florida Stores Feature Outdoor Adventures, Unique Products

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When visiting independent home improvement stores, consumers know they can find the core categories they need. However, different areas of the country are bound to bring unique niches and product offerings you wouldn’t expect to find anywhere else. Earlier this ... Read More »

2018 Holiday Sales Projected to Rise More Than 4 Percent

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Many retailers will see an increase in holiday shopping this year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The organization projects holiday spending to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent in November and December. That figure ... Read More »

Walmart Launches Virtual Reality Training Programs

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Walmart will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go virtual reality headsets to train more than one million employees across the country, the company reports. The company is launching the virtual reality training this month and will send four headsets to each Walmart ... Read More »