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Home Depot to Pay $27M in Hazardous Waste Disposal Fines

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The Home Depot will pay $27 million to settle claims that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste, including aerosol cans, batteries, electronics, paint and other items in California, The New York Times reports. The California attorney general says inspections of ... Read More »

Walmart Launches Online Home Shopping Experience


Walmart will launch a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that connects customers to products based on their unique style, Arkansas Business reports. This new consumer experience is part of Walmart’s broader strategy to “redesign its website ... Read More »

Big Boxes Aim to Close Skilled Labor Gap

skilled labor gap

Both Lowe’s and The Home Depot are investing in programs to bridge the skilled labor gap found in the U.S. workforce. Lowe’s recently launched its “Track to the Trades” program, which aims to develop specialized skills among its existing employee ... Read More »

Sherwin-Williams’ Partnership With Lowe’s Gets Exclusive


Sherwin-Williams and Lowe’s have announced a new and exclusive collaboration. Lowe’s is becoming “the only nationwide home center to offer top-selling stain brands” from Sherwin-Williams, including Minwax, Cabot and Thompson’s WaterSeal, according to Lowe’s. The big-box chain is also going to be ... Read More »

Lowe’s Canadian Operations Evolve With Marcil Brand Change


Lowe’s presence in Canada has been evolving over the past four years, with business acquisitions and branding changes included in the company’s growth strategy. One of its newest changes is the rebranding of 17 home improvement stores Feb. 26 in ... Read More »

Lowe’s Adapts Virtual Reality Tool to Train Workers

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Lowe’s has been testing in-store virtual reality experiences for customers, and now it is using the technology for employee training. The company has reimagined the consumer version of the tool, Holoroom How To, for workers, called Holoroom How To: Red ... Read More »

Target Tests Same-Day Delivery in 2 States

same-day delivery

Target is beginning to offer same-day delivery services from its stores in Birmingham, Alabama, and south Florida in partnership with delivery company Shipt, NBC News reports. By the middle of February, the retailer will roll out the service to more ... Read More »

Lowe’s to Offer Paid Family Leave

paid family leave

The 20 largest employers in the U.S. all offer some form of paid family leave, now that Lowe’s announced it will provide 10 weeks of paid leave to new birth mothers, The New York Times reports. Effective May 1, the big-box ... Read More »