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Lowe’s Partnership Provides More Smart-Home Options

The smart-home phenomenon is turning from fiction to reality. Lowe’s and Icontrol Networks have partnered to offer more options for customers who want to make their homes smarter, according to Market Watch. Starting in early 2015, many of Lowe’s Iris smart ... Read More »

Home Depot Data-Breach Lawsuits Divided

A federal judge in Atlanta this month divided more than 30 class-action lawsuits against Home Depot into two groups: consumers and financial institutions. Both groups filed class-action lawsuits after last year’s data breach, which compromised the payment card information of 56 million Home Depot customers who made ... Read More »

Brick-and-Mortar Regains Some Appeal

While consumers are more connected than ever through the Web, brick-and-mortar retailers are attracting more customers seeking in-person experiences for shopping. Growth in Internet retailing has outpaced store-based sales gains in recent years, yet consumers are moving from the Web to in-store promotions ... Read More »

Use Snapchat to Compete With Web Retailers

Here’s a suggestion for getting shoppers who check out products in your store to buy from you instead of online: use Snapchat. “A consumer walks into a store, falls in love with a product, whips out her phone, finds a lower price online, and ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Launches New Website

Do it Best Corp. has launched a new website designed to improve online shopping for customers and help grow sales and store traffic for the co-op’s member-owners. The new doitbest.com provides new features and tools for consumers and members, including faster and ... Read More »

EPA’s WaterSense Program Leads to Savings for Consumers


When customers are in the market to upgrade household plumbing products, many of them hope to reduce their water bills long term. As more products are made with water conservation in mind, retailers can lead inquiring customers to products that ... Read More »

Where the Water is Flowing: New Trends in Plumbing Technology

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To download a PDF of this full story click here and visit hardwareretailing.com/plumbing-selling-guide to download the Plumbing Selling Guide and full-page water fact sheet. When you think about all of the categories within a home improvement store where technology has had an impact, plumbing may ... Read More »

Scientists Use Home Depot Parts for Human Tissue Project

Don’t try this DIY project at home: creating human tissue. A team of medical researchers have developed technology they hope will eventually make replacement organs, such as livers and kidneys, for people, according to an article from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The ... Read More »