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House-Hasson Upgrades Tech to Boost Efficiency, Store Owner Profitability

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Mobile computers and headsets in House-Hasson Hardware’s corporate headquarters warehouse and upgraded electronic scanners for the company’s independent hardware stores and lumberyards will enable 20 percent faster response to orders and speed retailers’ ability to get items on shelves, the ... Read More »

NRF 2018: Annual Show Highlights Retail Today, Tomorrow

NRF 2018

Thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York this weekend at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual industry event to focus on the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers can keep up. The trade association’s 107th annual ... Read More »

Comment Period Open on Proposed Small Business Health Care Rules

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In October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that asked the Department of Labor to establish rules to allow small businesses within the same industry or geographic area to form associations across state lines to access less expensive health ... Read More »

Walmart to Close 63 Sam’s Club Locations, Lay Off Thousands

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Walmart unexpectedly announced it is closing 63 Sam’s Club locations across the U.S., potentially impacting up to 11,000 workers, Business Insider reports. According to Business Insider, many employees were unaware of the store closures until showing up for shifts to ... Read More »

Walmart Raises Its Minimum Wage, Gives Bonuses

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Walmart has announced plans to raise its starting wage for hourly associates to $11. In many states, that boost in the starting wage will be higher than the legally required minimum wage. The retailer is also offering a one-time bonus ... Read More »

Home Depot Podcast Showcases Company Culture

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Have you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at the Home Depot? You’re in luck. The company has created new podcast series called “Give Me An H,” which dives deeper in the “unique culture through the eyes and experiences of associates ... Read More »

Comeback Plan: How 2 Retailers Took Their Stores From Bust to Boom

Click the image above to view a full PDF. Many entrepreneurs setting out to buy a business look for one that’s healthy, where risks are minimal and the probability for success is high. It’s a good, safe bet few would argue ... Read More »

Custom Displays Clean Up Housewares

When Len Hunt found an antique refrigerator for sale on eBay, he knew it was an offer he couldn’t pass up. “We removed the doors, painted them with some specialty craft paint and then attached the door to the wall ... Read More »