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Exec Changes May Mean Target CEO Is ‘Feeling Some Pressure’

feeling some pressure

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has announced the coming departure of one of its top executives, after the retailer’s leadership team decided to abandon multiple tech innovation projects. On April 27, Target CEO Brian Cornell publicized the exit of chief strategy and innovation officer Casey Carl ... Read More »

Get Smart About the Future of Housewares

housewares

In an increasingly connected society, it should come as no surprise that consumers are looking at how technology can improve and streamline their day-to-day lives. People are accustomed to having solutions at the touch of a button, and housewares manufacturers are ... Read More »

Amazon Charging Sales Tax in More States

sales tax

Amazon now charges state sales tax in every state that has one. That means, as of April 1, Amazon started paying state sales taxes in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, CNN Money reports. The only states where the company ... Read More »

Maine Hardware Store Cuts Costs by Utilizing Solar Energy

Maine Hardware Store

To see a full PDF of this story, click here. It was almost a decade ago when Rob Gardiner, owner of Damariscotta Hardware in Damariscotta, Maine, was approached by a local contractor to see if he would be interested in installing solar ... Read More »

Q&A: The Solar Energy Industries Association Expert Shares Retail Insights

Solar Energy

Utilizing solar energy is growing in popularity for many companies in their operations and consumers in their homes. As a retailer, whether you decide to incorporate solar technology into your operations or as a project to sell in the future, it’s ... Read More »

Lowe’s Virtual Reality Tool Teaches DIY Projects

virtual reality

Lowe’s recently launched a virtual reality tool in its Framingham, Massachusetts, store that provides customers with a hands-on training experience for DIY projects, reports Fortune. The new tool, which Lowe’s calls the Holoroom How To, trains users how to install tile in a bathroom ... Read More »

Home Depot to Pay Another $25M in Data Breach Settlement

data breach

Home Depot is adding a $25 million settlement with banks and credit card companies to its rising data breach costs, which are nearing $200 million total. In September 2014, the retailer confirmed the massive data breach, which exposed payment card information from more than 50 million customers. ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Snapchat Success

Snapchat

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Ask the next 20-something-year-old who walks into your store about their morning routine. They’ll likely say they check social media, and Snapchat is probably part of the mix. What is Snapchat? ... Read More »