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Popular Themes at Garden Show Include Technology, Millennials, Urban Gardening

Independent garden center and home improvement retailers gathered Aug. 15-17 at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago to find products and inspiration to bring back to their businesses. Hardware Retailing staffers Chad Husted and Kelsey Truex were in attendance at ... Read More »

Lowe’s Canada Launches New Solar Energy Partnership

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Lowe’s Canada, Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group have announced the formation of Lowe’s Solar, a new partnership that aims to provide customers with solar energy education and installation services throughout Ontario, Canada, the company reports. ... Read More »

Walmart Launches Instant Reordering Program

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Walmart has unveiled a new program that allows customers to reorder items they’ve previously bought in store and online, according to an official blog post by the company. The instant reordering program’s goal is to help “customers save both money ... Read More »

Home Depot Partners With Digital Decorating Company

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The Home Depot and online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf have partnered to provide professional decorating and home services to customers, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The new partnership will enable customers to get personalized interior designs that incorporate project materials ... Read More »

3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

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Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra ... Read More »

The E-Commerce Threat: Is It Exaggerated?

Is e-commerce a threat that will truly result in the demise of traditional brick-and-mortar stores? Not according to a recent article from Forbes, which highlights five main factors that show why traditional retail spaces are still significant to consumers and are vital ... Read More »

Walmart Uses Virtual Reality for Training

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Walmart has introduced virtual reality (VR) headsets into its training program, allowing new employees to practice customer service before encountering customers on the salesfloors, the company reports. Walmart says the technology is intended to allow new store associates “to experience ... Read More »

Target Testing Next-Day Delivery for Essentials

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Target will be testing a next-day delivery service for a limited number of customers in its headquarters city of Minneapolis this summer, the company reports. The service, called Target Restock, will be open to customers in Minneapolis that currently have Target’s ... Read More »