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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.

Walmart to Add 10K Retail Jobs in the US

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Walmart plans to add 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. within the next year, according to The New York Times. Walmart says it plans to build, expand or relocate 59 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores and distribution centers. The company says …

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Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

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Walmart will eliminate about 1,000 corporate jobs at the end of January, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal. Employees will lose jobs in the company’s human resources, technology and e-commerce departments, the article says. In a memo released to employees Tuesday, CEO Doug McMillon …

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Last-Minute Shoppers Boost Holiday Sales

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Last-minute shoppers gave holiday sales a boost, possibly improving sales overall for the shopping season, according to Reuters. On trend with a good selling season, Amazon reports very strong holiday sales, with customers using Amazon Prime more than than in any other year. Amazon Prime is a paid subscription …

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NRHA Updates Training Course, Introduces Merchandising Basics

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Merchandising is one of the most effective tools independent home improvement retailers can use to increase sales. All retail store employees should understand the principles of creating and maintaining effective displays. For many years, the North American Retail Hardware Association …

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Sears Announces 150 Additional Store Closures

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Sears is planning to close 150 additional stores in an attempt to “enhance liquidity and stabilize operating performance,” the company announced Thursday. The company also confirmed that it has struck a deal to sell its Craftsman brand of tools to Stanley Black & Decker for $900 …

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Sears to Close 30 More Stores in Q1

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Sears has announced it will close more than 30 Kmart and Sears stores in the first quarter of 2017 in response to poor third-quarter earnings, according to Business Insider. The retailer made an internal announcement, but did not publicly state which …

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National Hardware Show® Exclusive: Use $100K to Reimagine Retail

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When it comes to providing a setting for retailers to learn about the latest trends, see the hottest new products and network with other progressive industry leaders, there is no venue quite like that of the National Hardware Show® in …

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House-Hasson Adds Sales Staff in 3 States

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House-Hasson Hardware has added sales staff in Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana to serve the company’s existing retailers and grow its business in those states. The regional distributor is looking to strengthen its current customers and its presence in areas where it already …

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