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Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She has worked for the association since 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking without recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

Lowe’s Makes Another Round of Corporate Layoffs

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Lowe’s is making another round of staffing cuts at its corporate headquarters and two support facilities, according to the Charlotte, North Carolina, NBC affiliate, WCNC. About 430 positions at the company’s corporate headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, were eliminated Tuesday, along …

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Home Depot Reports Continued Growth in 2016

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While retailers in other sectors have been struggling, The Home Depot’s fourth quarter 2016 financial results marked overall growth for the company, according to a press release by the Home Depot. The big-box retailer reported 5.8 percent growth over the …

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Best Buy Outlet Stores Sell Discounted Appliances

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Electronics retailer Best Buy is testing outlet stores in four states as an alternative way to sell clearance and open-box merchandise, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The outlet stores will sell clearance and open-box merchandise at discounts up to …

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Business Organizations Weigh in on Executive Order

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order regarding federal agency regulations that he says will have a positive impact on small business operations. The executive order signed Jan. 30 mandates that federal agencies must present two regulations to be eliminated …

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Win a Trip to the National Hardware Show®!

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) wants you to know they’re the perfect match for your business. Sign up for a membership NRHA Feb. 6 through Feb. 14 and be entered to win a trip to the National Hardware Show® and NRHA All-Industry …

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Walmart Makes Changes to Free Shipping Policy

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Walmart is ending its free shipping subscription program ShippingPass in favor of a free two-day shipping policy for purchases of $35 or more for all customers, reports USA Today. The big-box retailer will end the subscription program, known as ShippingPass, …

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Exclusive: Target Talks Open House Relaunch

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In July 2015, Target launched Target Open House, a concept store in San Francisco that invites Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneurs to debut their products in a retail space where consumers can interact with items before they buy them. IoT …

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Four Generations of Resilience

McCoy’s Building Supply

To view a PDF of this story, click here. McCoy’s Strategy for Succeeding Through the Depression, the Recession and Beyond Nearly a century has passed since McCoy’s Building Supply first opened its doors. During this time, the Texas-based, family-owned business …

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