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Walmart Adding Aisle-Scanning Robots to 50 Stores

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Robots are part of Walmart’s strategy for improving its inventory management, as the retailer announces plans to add technologically advanced assistants in 50 U.S. stores, Business Insider reports. The big-box retailer tested the robots at a small number of stores in Arkansas and California earlier ... Read More »

In It to Fix It

In a time when many people seem to see every broken item as something to be thrown away, few may consider repair as an alternative. Mike Filbin, owner of Filbin’s Ace Hardware, wants to change that. As a solution, he ... Read More »

How to Boost Your Operation’s Cybersecurity

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The Department of Homeland Security wants to help your business improve its cybersecurity. The agency has named October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is launching campaigns to help business owners understand the importance of cybersecurity and identify online threats to their ... Read More »

Bloomington Kids Shop With Their Own Wheels

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At Bloomington Hardware in Bloomington, Indiana, there’s no shopper left behind. No matter the age of the customer, they deserve the best customer service, and for owner Vickie Davison, that means kids having their own cart. The cart corral near ... Read More »

10 Business Tips You Can Learn From Baseball

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and fans are gathering to watch their favorite teams compete for a spot in the World Series. Baseball is full of strategy, but ... Read More »

Walmart Purchases Delivery Business

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Walmart has purchased Parcel, a delivery logistics startup that focuses on overnight and same-day last-mile delivery, Reuters reports. The Parcel purchase is Walmart’s latest acquisition, following its purchase of apparel company Bonobos in June for $310 million and e-commerce retailer Jet.com ... Read More »

10 Ways to Navigate a Family Business

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many people in this industry, retail and family go hand-in-hand. While running a family business is rewarding, it is not always easy. Hardware Retailing spoke with Wayne Rivers, co-founder and president ... Read More »

10 Things Your Employees Are Dying to Tell You

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many retailers, employees are family. Even if they’re not related by blood, these are the people you spend the most time with day to day. Yet even in the most harmonious ... Read More »