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Lowe’s Develops Nationwide Partnership with Home Improvement Network Porch.com

Lowe’s is expanding its strategic partnership with Porch.com, an in-store resource to help homeowners find the right home improvement professionals for nearly any project outside of Lowe’s current installation services, to include every Lowe’s store in the U.S. Home improvement ... Read More »

Strong Farm, Pet, Ranch Sales Spur True Value’s First-Quarter Growth

True Value today reported revenue of $331.5 million for the quarter ending March 29, an increase of 6.0 percent or $18.9 million over the same period a year ago. Strong sales in the farm, ranch, auto and pet, seasonal, plumbing ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Names National Multi-Location Manager

Do it Best Corp. has named Gary Hoffmann to lead a business development team in the newly created role of National Multi-Location Sales and Business Development Manager, effective immediately. In this position, he’ll help the co-op further strengthen and support ... Read More »

Lowe’s Adds to Customer Experience Team

Lowe’s announced that Joseph M. Mabry has been named strategy and experience design executive, while Michael P. McDermott has been promoted to chief merchandising officer, replacing Michael A. Jones, who will assume the role of chief customer officer, effective April ... Read More »

Report: Retail Staff Key Factor in Customer Satisfaction with Paint Retailers

Staff drives high satisfaction with paint retailers and is the single most important factor differentiating the purchase experience among customers, according to the recent J.D. Power 2014 Paint Satisfaction StudySM—Retailer Segment. The study measures customer satisfaction with major paint retailers, ... Read More »

Home Improvement Industry Valuations Falling

The Home Improvement Retail Industry has traded at an average premium of 25% to the market in the last five years, but valuations have fallen in 2014 over fears of a slowdown in the housing market. The US home improvement ... Read More »

Bull’s-eye! Archery Niche Draws in Customers, Community

Tim Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Hardware in Newburgh, Ind., has found a niche that’s right on target. About a year ago, he added archery equipment and accessories to his store. “My son competes in his school archery league and was ... Read More »

Staff Stays Healthy with On-Site Gym Facility

Employees at Malone Do it Best Lumber in Greenville, Ky., don’t need to worry about getting a gym membership to stay healthy—they can use the gym at work. A separate building on the property houses a room full of treadmills ... Read More »