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Lowe’s Canada Launches New Solar Energy Partnership

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Lowe’s Canada, Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group have announced the formation of Lowe’s Solar, a new partnership that aims to provide customers with solar energy education and installation services throughout Ontario, Canada, the company reports. ... Read More »

Target CEO Discusses Innovation, Changing Demographics

Target

Target CEO Brian Cornell recently offered his perspective on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, Target’s plans for the future, as well as the company’s changing customer demographics, according to a report from The Star Tribune, which is located near Target’s ... Read More »

Walmart Launches Instant Reordering Program

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Walmart has unveiled a new program that allows customers to reorder items they’ve previously bought in store and online, according to an official blog post by the company. The instant reordering program’s goal is to help “customers save both money ... Read More »

Home Depot Partners With Digital Decorating Company

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The Home Depot and online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf have partnered to provide professional decorating and home services to customers, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The new partnership will enable customers to get personalized interior designs that incorporate project materials ... Read More »

Lowe’s Layoffs Hit Another Department — Delivery

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Lowe’s is continuing to reduce its U.S. staff, confirming Aug. 3 layoffs of  “an undisclosed number of delivery workers nationwide” and the outsourcing of their work, The Charlotte Observer reports. Lowe’s, which is headquartered near Charlotte in Mooreseville, North Carolina, told the Charlotte newspaper that the latest ... Read More »

The Switch: Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, has been playing catch up online with Amazon for ... Read More »

Amazon Business Builds Up Commercial, Industrial Sales

Amazon Business

Amazon has invaded another marketplace where many independent home improvement businesses and industrial suppliers, such as Grainger, excel. That marketplace focuses on commercial and industrial business-to-business selling, competing with “distributors who sell screws, pumps, fasteners and other parts for industrial America,” CNBC reports July 25. Amazon’s business-to-business arm, ... Read More »

Sears Taking Another Loan From CEO Edward Lampert

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Sears Holdings CEO Edward Lampert recently increased his loans to the struggling company, which now total over $1.6 billion from the past two years, according to Business Insider. “Lampert, through his hedge fund ESL Investments, has agreed to give the company a $200 million ... Read More »