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Sears Takes DieHard Auto Parts to Amazon

auto products

Sears Holdings has taken another aspect of its business to Amazon, announcing it will sell DieHard auto products on the e-commerce site, the company reports. The retailer says it is opening up DieHard to sales on Amazon to celebrate the ... Read More »

Target Buys Grocery Delivery Company Shipt


Target has purchased delivery startup Shipt Inc., a deal which will enable the retailer to complete same-day deliveries from about half of its 1,800 stores by summer 2018, Bloomberg reports. Customers will pay $99 per year to receive unlimited same-day ... Read More »

Small Businesses and Tax Reform

tax reform

Changes to U.S. tax law, approved Dec. 20 by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, are slated to go into effect in 2018. The New York Times explains some effects of the tax reform on small businesses. The House Ways and ... Read More »

Home Depot Buys Bedding and Bath Company

Company Store

The Home Depot has announced its acquisition of Wisconsin bedding and bath business The Company Store. The Company Store operates five brick-and-mortar locations in Wisconsin, Maine and North Carolina, and an online store. Home Depot publicized the purchase Dec. 21, but ... Read More »

Lowe’s Names First Chief Digital Officer


Vikram Singh will serve as Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s senior vice president and its first chief digital officer, the company states in a press release. The chief digital officer will “accelerate Lowe’s digital evolution and drive a holistic integrated strategy to ... Read More »

Getting in on the Home Staging Game

Click the image above to view a full PDF. Real estate agents advise homeowners who want to improve their home’s selling potential to do some interior staging—and some of that staging includes minor remodeling projects, according to research from the ... Read More »

Retired Industry Veteran Jim Gray Dies


James P. “Jim” Gray, longtime employee of the North American Retail Hardware Association, the American Hardware Manufacturers Association and other industry groups, died Dec. 13 in Indianapolis.  He was 76 years old. Gray was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Springfield, ... Read More »

Going Private Is Not a New Suggestion for Sears

When a shareholder recently requested that Sears Holdings consider going private, the investment company was not suggesting a new idea. The investor, Memento S.A., released a letter Dec. 7, asking the retailer “to form a board to look after shareholders, ... Read More »