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Home Depot Adds Home Decor Inventory

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The Home Depot is adding home decor to its product offerings, Forbes reports. In an email sent to customers, the company confirms it’s planning to add furniture, bedding material, wall decor, tabletop accessories and other home accents to its inventory. ... Read More »

Lowe’s Announces New Leadership Structure

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Lowe’s has announced a new leadership structure that includes “simplified roles and responsibilities to drive operational excellence,” the company announced in a press release. The company has eliminated several positions, including chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive ... Read More »

Big Boxes Turning to Task Automation

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Across the retail landscape, more big boxes are relying on task automation to reduce labor expenditures and enable employees to interact directly with customers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Target says it plans to add cash-counting checkout machines to 500 ... Read More »

Home Depot to Overhaul Supply Chain

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Over the next five years, Home Depot will spend $1.2 billion to deliver products faster as customers’ expectations for delivery speeds shift, The Wall Street Journal reports. As part of its plan to reach 90 percent of the U.S. population ... Read More »

Home Depot Invests in Property Maintenance Company Homee

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Home Depot has partnered with a growth equity firm to invest $11 million in Homee, an on-demand property maintenance company, the Tampa Business Journal reports. Homee, based in Tampa, Florida, launched in July 2016 and “uses GPS-enabled smartphone technology to link ... Read More »

Combined Kmart-Sears Store Is a New Venture for Sears Holdings

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Sears Holdings is experimenting with a Kmart and Sears combination store, even as it closes dozens of individually branded stores throughout the U.S. The company recently opened a Kmart store inside of a Brooklyn, New York, Sears location, according to ... Read More »

Report Says Lowe’s Requires Employees to Sign Arbitration Agreements

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Lowe’s is requiring its salaried managers and assistant managers to sign binding arbitration agreements or possibly lose their bonuses, the HuffPost reports. The contract prevents employees from pursuing legal action against the big-box retailer in court or joining any class-action lawsuits ... Read More »

Lowe’s Phasing Out Paint Removers Containing 2 Chemicals

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Lowe’s has committed to stop selling paint solvents containing chemicals linked to “dozens of accidental deaths,” The New York Times reports. The company announced May 29 that, by the end of 2018, it would no longer sell paint strippers with methylene chloride ... Read More »