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Do it Best Promotes Mergy to New Tech VP

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Do it Best Corp. has promoted John Mergy to the role of vice president of information technology, effective July 1. Earlier this year, the co-op announced the retirement of the department’s former executive Mike Altendorf, who is retiring from the ... Read More »

Tesla Ending Home Depot Partnership at Year-End

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Tesla will cease selling its solar products at Home Depot by the end of the year, ending a brief retail partnership. Tesla began selling solar panels and batteries in Home Depot early this year, planning to create dedicated space for ... Read More »

Amazon Brick-and-Mortar Stores Going to Chicago, San Francisco

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Amazon is expanding Amazon Go, its brick-and-mortar store concept that uses video cameras and mobile devices to eliminate the need for cashiers. The e-commerce retailer has been investing heavily in physical stores, buying the Whole Foods grocery chain for nearly ... Read More »

Walmart Sees Sales Growth, Popularity of ‘Converged Experience’ in Q1

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Walmart reported sales and revenue increases for its first quarter of 2018, with growth in its U.S., international and e-commerce segments. U.S. sales were $77.7 billion during the quarter, an increase of 3.1 percent above the same time period in ... Read More »

Walmart Invests $16B in E-Commerce With Flipkart Deal

Walmart has confirmed a $16 billion deal to buy a controlling stake in Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce company. The acquisition “is the largest acquisition yet by the world’s largest retailer,” according to an article from the Associated Press. Within the ... Read More »

National Hardware Show® Announces 2018 Reimagine Retail Finalists

The National Hardware Show® has announced the five finalists of its Reimagine Retail program, which awards one independent retailer with $100,000 to jump-start a business improvement plan at their operation. This year, entrants were asked how they would use technology to ... Read More »

Walmart Labs and Home Depot Invest in Technology Workers

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Walmart’s technology division, Walmart Labs, is following the same steps as Home Depot as both big-box companies are searching for technology workers to add to their ranks, CNBC and Silicon Valley-based The Mercury News report. The Mercury News says Walmart Labs ... Read More »

Dennis Yu Breaks Down the 3×3 Video Grid to Boost Your Brand

Dennis Yu, chief technology officer for BlitzMetrics, says retailers can boost their brands and reach new customers with the 3×3 social media video grid. By creating three quick videos for three different categories, Yu says independent home improvement retailers can ... Read More »