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Learn What Motivates 5-Star Employees to Succeed

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Hardware Retailing recently interviewed five-star employees from across the country to learn what motivates them to lead their operations to excellence every day. Whether it’s increasing their product knowledge, ensuring customers have everything they need to succeed in a home ... Read More »

Howard Brothers Annual OPE Event Attracts Pros

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Howard Brothers Outdoor Power and Hardware, a chain of hardware stores and outdoor power equipment stores in Atlanta and North Georgia, has earned its reputation over the years as the go-to source among professional landscapers. In the late 1980s, the ... Read More »

The Home Depot and Pinterest Expand Collaboration

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The Home Depot and Pinterest are making it easier to discover and purchase more than 100,000 new products via Pinterest’s Shop the Look feature. Currently, users can log on to Pinterest, find a Pin featuring home improvement, decoration and landscaping ... Read More »

Early Enthusiasm Jump-Starts Blish-Mize Buying Market

Spring break means the beginning of the warm season, a reason to get excited for better weather. Blish-Mize tapped into that enthusiasm to present its retailers with plenty of great prices and fun during its Spring Buying Market, held March ... Read More »

Lowe’s CEO Announces Retirement, Succession Plan Underway

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A big change is coming to the Lowe’s Cos. leadership team—longtime chairman, president and CEO Robert A. Niblock plans to retire. Today, the 25-year veteran of the big-box company announced his retirement, according to a press release from Lowe’s. The ... Read More »

Sears Continues to See Dropping Sales and Revenue

Sears Holdings

Sears Holdings’ year-end financial results for 2017 reflect falling sales and revenue, continuing a pattern of dipping numbers for the retailer. Revenue for the company was $16.7 billion for the year, down from $22.1 billion in 2016, according to the ... Read More »

The Potential Impact of Steel Tariffs

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Earlier this month, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, with initial exceptions made for imports from Canada and Mexico. President Donald Trump imposed the tariffs at the recommendation of the Secretary of Commerce, citing steel was ... Read More »

Walmart and FedEx Office Join Forces

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As the competition between Walmart and Amazon continues to intensify, the big-box chain now has a new partner against the e-commerce giant—FedEx Office. Walmart and FedEx have tested a store-within-a-store concept in about 50 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, ... Read More »