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Home Hardware Names New President and CEO

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Kevin Macnab has been named Home Hardware Stores Limited’s new president and CEO and will assume his duties effective Oct. 10, according to the company. Macnab has more than 30 years of omnichannel retail experience. He has previously served as ... Read More »

Gardening and Outdoor Living Trends on Display at spoga+gafa 2018

For three days, visitors from around the world gathered at the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center in Cologne, Germany, for spoga+gafa, the annual international lawn and garden trade fair. The event, held Sept. 2-4, drew more than 40,000 visitors from 114 countries ... Read More »

Amazon Becomes Second Company Valued at $1 Trillion

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Amazon’s value recently reached a new height, with increased stock prices making the retailer a $1 trillion company. The e-commerce giant is the second American company to achieve a $1 trillion value, hitting that milestone after Apple in August, The ... Read More »

Exclusive Q&A: True Value CEO Discusses Upcoming Reunion, Future

True Value CEO

True Value’s President and CEO John Hartmann wants to make it clear that the doors are open for all independent retailers to attend the True Value Fall Reunion in Denver regardless of wholesale affiliation, size or market. This is a ... Read More »

CNRG Acquires 14 Midwest Mac’s Hardware Stores

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The Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) will acquire 14 Mac’s Hardware locations throughout the Midwest, it confirms in a press release. Mac’s Hardware employs roughly 200 employees in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The business was established in 1965 ... Read More »

Manufacturers: Share Your Opinion on Point of Sale Systems

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Calling all manufacturers—are you using point of sales data effectively? Share your opinion and get a free coffee! Askuity, a retail sales enablement platform, is seeking manufacturer input for its 2019 Point of Sale Data Study. The 2019 POS Data ... Read More »

Sears Auto Center Grows Tire Sales Partnership With Amazon

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Sears is continuing to grow its partnership with Amazon, expanding its tire business by providing installation and balancing for any tires bought through the online retailer. Sears began working with Amazon in May in 47 auto centers, but now installs ... Read More »

California Retailers React to New Proposition 65 Rules

Proposition 65

Retailers across California have been working hard to keep their businesses on the right side of the law. On Aug. 30, new regulations concerning California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as Proposition 65, went into effect. ... Read More »