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Lowe’s Lays Off About 125 Tech Employees

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Lowe’s has laid off approximately 125 of its corporate technology employees and will move many of their positions to Bangalore, India, according to The Charlotte Observer. These layoffs are the latest of many staff cuts for Lowe’s, which has eliminated about ... Read More »

Sears to Close 72 More Stores

Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. announced internally Tuesday that it would close 72 additional retail locations by September, according to Business Insider. The closures are in addition to the 180 stores the retailer has shuttered since the beginning of the year. Included in ... Read More »

Small Business Owners Optimistic About Business Health

Small business owners across the U.S. have an optimistic outlook concerning their operations’ health, when considering plans to hire, their revenue expectations and plans to invest back into the business, according to a new report. The findings come from MetLife ... Read More »

Target Testing Next-Day Delivery for Essentials

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Target will be testing a next-day delivery service for a limited number of customers in its headquarters city of Minneapolis this summer, the company reports. The service, called Target Restock, will be open to customers in Minneapolis that currently have Target’s ... Read More »

Target CEO, Other Retail Leaders Take Sides on Border Tax

border adjustment tax

Target CEO Brian Cornell and Home Depot’s founders are among the retail leaders taking opposing sides on a proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) for imported products. If passed, the proposal “imposes a tax on imports while providing a credit for exports,” The New York Times ... Read More »

Lowe’s Tests Robotic Suits on Virginia Store Employees

A handful of employees at a Lowe’s store in Virginia have traded in their uniforms for something designed to help lighten the load—exoskeletons. The home improvement company and Virginia Tech joined forces to develop what they dubbed an “exosuit—a wearable robotic ... Read More »

Q&A With Reimagine Retail $100K Winner

Reimagine Retail

To view a PDF of this story, click here. And the Winner Is… The National Hardware Show® Awards Idaho Store $100K Through the First Reimagine Retail Program What would you do with $100,000 to improve your business? Perhaps you’d put ... Read More »

Sherwin-Williams’ Valspar Acquisition Approved

Sherwin-Williams

Last Friday, federal regulators approved Sherwin-Williams’ acquisition of Valspar Corp. as both companies agreed to sell Valspar’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings Business, reports Reuters. Valspar sold its coatings business, which manufactures stains, sealants and other coatings products, to Axalta in ... Read More »