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Lowe’s New Supply Chain Exec Comes From Omnichannel Retailer

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Lowe’s announced the addition of Michael West as its senior vice president of supply chain field operations, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. West joined the home improvement retailer from his previous post at Neiman Marcus, a high-end omnichannel department store. ... Read More »

Lumber Prices Rise After Hurricanes, Political Deadlock

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Recent hurricanes in the southern U.S. and an ongoing political deadlock between the U.S. and Canadian governments threaten to raise the prices of softwood lumber, reports Canadian newspaper The National Post. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce claimed ... Read More »

Branneky True Value Hardware Journey Continues After 160 Years

Branneky

In the mid-19th century, many Americans took off on the Oregon Trail in search of new lands and opportunities. Its main departure points were in Missouri, and the route stretched 2,000 miles to California. More than 400,000 pioneers traveled the ... Read More »

Google and Home Depot Team Up for Voice-Activated Ordering

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Google and Home Depot recently partnered to allow the big-box retailer’s customers to order home improvement products through the tech company’s voice-activated smart home products, reports Fortune. According to Fortune, the big-box home improvement retailer will sell its products online ... Read More »

Pricing Is Key in Amazon’s Whole Foods Takeover

Whole Foods

In June, Amazon announced it would purchase high-end grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, and The Wall Street Journal reports that pricing is a key factor in the online retailer’s strategy for the chain. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Federal ... Read More »

Diverse San Francisco Retailers Collaborate on Training

San Francisco

Across the country, home improvement retailers make a point to carve out their own brands and embrace the needs and desires of their customers. This fact rings true in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area communities. Last week, North American ... Read More »

Houston Retailer Regroups as Hurricane Harvey Weakens

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As Hurricane Harvey dissipates, retailers in its wake are ready to regroup, survey the damage and chart a path forward. Susan Murff, co-owner of Cypress Hardware and Feed in Houston, considers herself fortunate. Her store suffered minor roof leaks but did ... Read More »

Independent Retailer Contest Offers Recognition, Opportunities

Indie Award

Independent We Stand (IWS), a movement that exists to support independent businesses, is hosting its seventh annual contest to help recognize a locally owned small business that has gone above and beyond to deliver great customer service and community support. According to the ... Read More »