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Ace Hardware CEO: ‘It’s Either Forward or It’s Lights Out’

Ace Hardware

The Ace Hardware 2017 Fall Convention began with both warnings and encouragement from the cooperative’s top executives. Ace leaders spoke to retailers at the buying show’s general session, which started off the Aug. 17-19 convention in Chicago. President and CEO ... Read More »

Independent Garden Center Show Highlights Modern, Organic Trends

independent garden center

Green thumbs gathered on Chicago’s Navy Pier for a look at new products in the lawn and garden category Aug. 15-17 at the annual Independent Garden Center Show (IGC). Independent garden center operators and home improvement industry members learned about new products and spoke with ... Read More »

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 »