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Walmart to Add 10K Retail Jobs in the US

retail jobs

Walmart plans to add 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. within the next year, according to The New York Times. Walmart says it plans to build, expand or relocate 59 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores and distribution centers. The company says ... Read More »

National Retail Federation Show Focuses on Future of Retailing

National Retail Federation

Thousands of people from across the retail industry arrived in New York to focus on the future of retailing over the weekend at the National Retail Federation convention. The retail trade association kicked off its 106th annual conference and exhibits, Retail’s Big Show 2017, in New ... Read More »

Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

walmart

Walmart will eliminate about 1,000 corporate jobs at the end of January, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal. Employees will lose jobs in the company’s human resources, technology and e-commerce departments, the article says. In a memo released to employees Tuesday, CEO Doug McMillon ... Read More »

NRHA Updates Training Course, Introduces Merchandising Basics

merchandising basics

Merchandising is one of the most effective tools independent home improvement retailers can use to increase sales. All retail store employees should understand the principles of creating and maintaining effective displays. For many years, the North American Retail Hardware Association ... Read More »

Why Businesses Should Act Like These 3 Big Box Retailers

Amazon, Nordstrom and Walmart

As an independent retailer, competition is everywhere. Whether it’s an online retailer, a big box chain or a luxury department store, customers expect more out of the retail experience than ever before. In order to compete with companies like Amazon, Nordstrom and Walmart, consider taking specific ... Read More »

What Are Your Plans for 2017?

Plans For 2017

A new year is here! What are your personal and professional goals or plans for 2017? We talked with a few industry professionals to see what they wanted to accomplish in 2017. Whether it’s time management, human resources, product knowledge ... Read More »

House-Hasson Adds Sales Staff in 3 States

house-hasson

House-Hasson Hardware has added sales staff in Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana to serve the company’s existing retailers and grow its business in those states. The regional distributor is looking to strengthen its current customers and its presence in areas where it already ... Read More »

Menards Investigated for Possible Labor Law Violation

labor law

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is addressing another potential labor law violation by Menards. The NLRB issued a complaint regarding the big box home improvement retailer for possibly violating labor laws by classifying its delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of ... Read More »