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NRHA Unveils Second Original Podcast

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Hardware Retailing are proud to release a new podcast series that introduces listeners to the forward-thinking people who bring grit, humor and skill to the independent home improvement industry. Launching Today: ‘Tell Me ... Read More »

Sears Sues Former CEO Edward Lampert

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Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former CEO and the hedge fund he manages for allegedly funneling $2 billion in assets from the retailer, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sears claims that Edward Lampert, the company’s former CEO, “systemically picked ... Read More »

U.S. Retail Sales Rise in March

The U.S. Department of Commerce says retail sales in March grew at the fastest pace since late 2017, according to an article from CNBC. In total, retail sales increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.6 percent, the strongest monthly ... Read More »

Home Improvement Brands Among ‘Most Loved’

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Data analytics company Morning Consult has released its list of the ‘most loved’ brands in the U.S., and big boxes and independent home improvement brands are among the top results. The company surveyed more than 400,000 respondents and tabulated their ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Begins E-Commerce Delivery Service

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Ace Hardware is introducing a new “buy online, deliver from store” program for Ace locations across the country, according to a press release. The company says the new delivery option is an important component of its enhanced e-commerce offering. “There ... Read More »

Lowe’s Announces Job Cuts, Relocations

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According to The Charlotte Observer, Lowe’s will eliminate and relocate hundreds of jobs in North Carolina. Approximately 600 full-time employees at Lowe’s corporate offices in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, were told their jobs would be relocated to Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville, ... Read More »

Listen Up: NRHA Launches First New Podcast Series

Across industries, podcasts are becoming increasingly crucial ways of sharing information and learning from experts. From podcasts centered on the latest movies and TV, to political and comedy programs, podcasts are bringing new voices and new ideas to engaged audiences. ... Read More »

Sears Launches New Marketing, Small-Format Stores

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As Sears emerges from bankruptcy, the company is launching a new advertising campaign and investing in small-format stores to win back customers, according to the Chicago Tribune. In February, Sears emerged from bankruptcy after a judge approved the sale of ... Read More »