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Ace Hardware Names Kim Lefko as Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Lefko

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim Lefko to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Lefko will report directly to John Venhuizen, president and CEO of the co-op. As the company’s new CMO, Lefko ... Read More »

Lowe’s Announces New Leadership Structure

leadership structure

Lowe’s has announced a new leadership structure that includes “simplified roles and responsibilities to drive operational excellence,” the company announced in a press release. The company has eliminated several positions, including chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive ... Read More »

Home Hardware CEO Announces Retirement, Plans for Future

Home Hardware CEO

After nearly 50 years with the company, Home Hardware Stores Limited’s president and CEO, Terry Davis, has announced his plans for retirement later this year. As he prepares to step down, Davis will be helping transition the company to a ... Read More »

Big Boxes Turning to Task Automation

task automation

Across the retail landscape, more big boxes are relying on task automation to reduce labor expenditures and enable employees to interact directly with customers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Target says it plans to add cash-counting checkout machines to 500 ... Read More »

Home Depot to Overhaul Supply Chain

home depot

Over the next five years, Home Depot will spend $1.2 billion to deliver products faster as customers’ expectations for delivery speeds shift, The Wall Street Journal reports. As part of its plan to reach 90 percent of the U.S. population ... Read More »

Taiwan Hardware Show to Highlight Country’s Manufacturing

Taiwan Hardware Show

The 17th annual Taiwan Hardware Show will be hosting hardware buyers from around the world and is expanding its programs for attendees from other countries. The event, which is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Taichung, Taiwan, will feature 450 exhibitors ... Read More »

Big Boxes Installing In-Store Pickup Options

in-store pickup

Home Depot and Walmart have both recently installed in-store pickup options for online orders, USA Today reports. Customers who make online purchases from Home Depot can come to participating locations, unlock one of the pickup lockers and retrieve their merchandise ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. to Expand Ohio Distribution Center

Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced expansion plans for its retail support center in West Jefferson, Ohio, as part of the co-op’s plans to grow and restructure its distribution network. The renovations will add more than 300,000 square feet to the ... Read More »