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Lowe’s Names First Chief Digital Officer

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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

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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 »

2018 International Hardware Fair Explores Digital Opportunities

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With just under three months before the 2018 EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF) kicks off, retailers, manufacturers and industry leaders are gearing up for a world-class showcase of the latest products and industry insights. More than 2,700 vendors will present ... Read More »

Dollar General to Open 900 Stores, Go Urban

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Dollar General recently announced plans to open 900 stores, remodel 1,000 existing stores and expand into urban areas in 2018, The Wall Street Journal reports. The discount retailer already has about 14,000 locations in the U.S., mostly in rural areas, ... Read More »

Carr Hardware Wins National Retail Contest

For the past few months, Independent We Stand, a movement that exists to support independent businesses, has held its seventh annual Independent Small Business of the Year award, or Indie Award contest. The contest is designed to help recognize the top ... Read More »

Home Improvement Retailer Busy Beaver Expands

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Pittsburgh-based home improvement retailer Busy Beaver has announced plans to open five new locations in 2018, the company reports in a press release. These new stores will be in addition to the 18 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia ... Read More »