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Selling Outdoor Projects That Enhance Home Values

Yardwork That Pays for Itself When homeowners start working on their yards this spring, many of them will likely tackle projects they hope will improve the resale values of their homes. The National Association of Realtors surveyed 2,000 real estate ... Read More »

Phillips Hardware Has a Long History of Giving and Adapting

Phillips Hardware

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Continuing a Legacy of Kindness A fire on Christmas Day destroyed a Phillips Hardware employee’s apartment building, and his co-workers were quick to help. The staff from the ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reports Solid Growth, Despite ‘Challenging Year’

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. reported financial growth in its fourth quarter and for fiscal 2016, which the co-op’s top executive called a “challenging year.” The cooperative saw fourth-quarter 2016 revenues of $1.2 billion, an increase of 5.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015. ... Read More »

Lowe’s Makes Another Round of Corporate Layoffs


Lowe’s is making another round of staffing cuts at its corporate headquarters and two support facilities, according to the Charlotte, North Carolina, NBC affiliate, WCNC. About 430 positions at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, were eliminated Tuesday, along ... Read More »

Home Depot Reports Continued Growth in 2016

Home Depot

While retailers in other sectors have been struggling, The Home Depot’s fourth quarter 2016 financial results marked overall growth for the company, according to a press release by the Home Depot. The big-box retailer reported 5.8 percent growth over the ... Read More »

Retailers Celebrate Independence at True Value Spring Reunion

Home improvement retailers came from around the globe to discover new products, attend educational seminars and network with other business owners at the True Value Spring Reunion. The weather was cold and rainy, but spirits were high as retailers used their ... Read More »

Plenty to See and Do at Orgill Spring Dealer Market


Retailers from around the world gathered at the Orgill Spring Dealer Market to find good deals, see new products and get ideas for improving their businesses. The show was Feb. 16-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. “It’s ... Read More »

Warren Buffett Cuts Walmart Investments

Warren Buffett

Investor Warren Buffett’s holding company recently cut back on its investment in Walmart and bought airline stock instead, reflecting pessimism about brick-and-mortar retailing, Business Insider reports. Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, sold $900 million in Walmart stock by the end of 2016. Buffett “acknowledged that traditional brick-and-mortar retailers were struggling ... Read More »