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J.C. Penney Financial Exec Steps Down

J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney announced Monday that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Edward Record, would vacate his position effective July 11 “to pursue other interests,” according to the company. Record joined the apparel and home goods retailer in March ... Read More »

Fred Whyte, Former President of STIHL Inc., Dies at 70

Fred Whyte

Fred Whyte, power tool icon and former president of STIHL Inc., died on July 7 surrounded by family and friends at his Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. The “Man of STIHL” was 70 years old. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Whyte began ... Read More »

Past NRHA Chairman Not Reopening Store Scorched by Arsonists

Valley Supply Hardware

Valley Supply Hardware’s building in Rising Sun, Indiana, is a cavern of charred and melted power tools, fixtures, furniture, computers and all of the other supplies needed to operate a local hardware store. Two men were convicted on burglary and arson charges ... Read More »

Urban Retailers Take On Unique Challenges in the City

To view a PDF of this story, click here. People typically have opinions about whether they could “make it” in a city like New York or San Francisco. “I would love living in such a busy place! There’s always something ... Read More »

Chicago Retailer Talks Suburban Vs. Urban Retailing

urban retailing

In the June issue of Hardware Retailing, we shared an article detailing the unique challenges and opportunities urban retailers experience. The article details what all retailers can learn from those conducting businesses in an urban environment and includes insights from a ... Read More »

JC Penney Hires Another Exec From Home Improvement Sector


J.C. Penney has once again hired a top executive from the home improvement industry with its appointment of Marci Grebstein to the role of executive vice president and chief marketing officer, according to the company. Grebstein, who will begin her new role ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Jason Plummer

Multi-store Retailer R.P. Lumber, Edwardsville, Illinois Vice President Jason Plummer’s commitment to excellence is shown in his dedication to constantly improving and growing R.P. Lumber, one of the largest family-owned hardware and building material dealers in the country.  Plummer is ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Matthew Payzant

Multi-store Retailer Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada General Manager Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre was founded in 1964 by Matthew Payzant’s grandfather, John. Payzant grew up alongside the hardware industry, and while he says he feels ... Read More »