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Exec Changes May Mean Target CEO Is ‘Feeling Some Pressure’

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Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has announced the coming departure of one of its top executives, after the retailer’s leadership team decided to abandon multiple tech innovation projects. On April 27, Target CEO Brian Cornell publicized the exit of chief strategy and innovation officer Casey Carl ... Read More »

Learning From Millennial Work Habits

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As a group, the millennial generation of 20- and 30-somethings is often culturally defined as lazy, technology-obsessed and spoiled. However, millennials make up more of today’s workforce than any other generation and, slowly, they’re becoming your target market. Instead of mainly worrying about ... Read More »

Celebrating National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the annual celebration of small businesses, National Small Business Week, will be April 30 through May 6. The federal agency has since planned events and awards that will highlight the strengths small businesses ... Read More »

Lowe’s Continues Canadian Expansion With RONA

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Lowe’s is continuing to expand in Canada with Lowe’s stores, as well as with locations branded with Canadian retailer RONA’s name. Lowe’s confirmed this month that it has opened two new RONA stores in Quebec. The stores are located in the cities of ... Read More »

Who Will Get HH Gregg’s Appliance Customers?

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H.H. Gregg recently announced that it will close all of its 220 stores by the end of May after failing to find a buyer after filing for bankruptcy last month, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. According to the Star Tribune, the ... Read More »

Wallace Hardware Walks Down Memory Lane at Spring Dealer Market

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In addition to the products and deals available at the Wallace Hardware Spring Dealer Market held April 11-13 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, attendees were also treated to a bit of a history lesson about the company. To celebrate more than ... Read More »

Competing for Employees in a Workers’ Market

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Online and big-box retailers have added another factor to the competition for workers: new and expanded warehouses that pay more than minimum wage for low-skilled jobs. “Retailers and logistics companies have been opening warehouses at a record pace to ensure online orders reach ... Read More »

3 Reasons Retail Stores Are Steadily Closing

Store closures have become a growing trend, with big boxes such as Walmart, J.C. Penney, Sears, Kmart and others shuttering or planning to close scores of locations. The reason is neither declining retail sales, nor entirely because of e-commerce, The Atlantic magazine ... Read More »