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

Sam's Club

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

minimum wage

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

home depot podcast

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 »

Custom Care: Understanding the Special Orders Process

Click the image above to view a full PDF. One size does not always fit all. Sometimes a customer’s needs are so specific that nothing other than a product so specialized it would not normally be part of a store’s ... Read More »

Target Buys Grocery Delivery Company Shipt

shipt

Target has purchased delivery startup Shipt Inc., a deal which will enable the retailer to complete same-day deliveries from about half of its 1,800 stores by summer 2018, Bloomberg reports. Customers will pay $99 per year to receive unlimited same-day ... Read More »

Encouraging Trades, Training Among Topics at Women’s Leadership Roundtable

women's leadership

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted its second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable in Chicago, Dec. 6 during which attendees discussed the value that trades bring to the industry, and the importance of training employees among a variety of ... Read More »