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Amazon Incentives: How Much Is Too Much?

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As Amazon continues its search for a second headquarters somewhere in North America, the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board advises local and state governments to conduct a thorough economic analysis and get binding commitments before making final agreements with the ... Read More »

Michigan Supreme Court Declines to Hear Menards Tax Case

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The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a case from big-box home improvement retailer Menards regarding its property taxes, reports the Detroit Free Press. The order lets a previous decision by the Michigan appeals court stand. The Detroit Free Press ... Read More »

Sears, Whirlpool End 101-Year Partnership

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In an employee memo sent last week, Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will no longer sell Whirlpool products at its stores, ending a partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than a century, reports the Chicago Tribune. Effective ... Read More »

Craftsman Products Coming to Lowe’s in 2018

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Craftsman products will be available in Lowe’s stores and on the retailer’s website in the second half of 2018, the big-box home improvement retailer reports. “With the introduction of Craftsman, customers will have access to some of the highest quality, innovative ... Read More »

House-Hasson to Meet Retailer Requests at Market

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Retailer requests, environmental concerns, sports and the upcoming holiday season all influenced new products at House-Hasson Hardware’s fall dealer market, which will be held Oct. 26-28 at the Sevierville Event Center in Sevierville, Tennessee. “Our markets are based on one goal: dealer profitability,” says Don Hasson, ... Read More »

Major Sears Shareholder Berkowitz Leaving Board of Directors

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Bruce R. Berkowitz, one of Sears Holdings’ biggest investors and a board member, is leaving the company. Sears confirmed that Berkowitz has chosen to leave the board and will make his exit Oct. 31.  He has served on the board of directors since February ... Read More »

Oklahoma Retailers Brewing With Passion for Hardware and Coffee

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 In addition to knowing the home improvement industry, brothers Seth and Mahlon Boehs discovered their shared love of a good cup of coffee. That interest led to their venture of roasting, packaging and selling coffee in one of their two ... Read More »

Longtime NRHA Editor Ellen Hackney Dies at 79

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Ellen E. Hackney, former editor and director of communications for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), died Oct. 7 in her hometown of Indianapolis. She was 79. After receiving her degree from Indiana University, Hackney joined NRHA, which at the ... Read More »