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Write Home About It: Chronicling Home Depot’s Start

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Bob Andelman wrote the book on Home Depot when he co-authored “Built From Scratch” with co-founders Bernard Marcus and Arthur Blank. The book was published in 1999 and charted the first 20 years of the company. It has gone on ... Read More »

Targeting Multiple Generations of Shoppers With Events

Retail events are attracting shoppers from across generations, but younger shoppers are the biggest fans. Nearly 50 percent of all U.S. consumers attended an in-store event in 2018, according to research from the National Retail Federation (NRF). More shoppers from ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Christine Hand

Christine Hand, Owner, Handyman Home Hardware, 2 Stores in Newfoundland, Canada Christine Hand purchased Handyman Home Hardware in Newfoundland, Canada, nearly 30 years ago from her father after initially working in software development. She has served on the Home Hardware Ltd. board of directors ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Charlie Gillman

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Charlie Gillman, Owner and President, Gillman Home Center, 12+ locations in Indiana and Ohio Charlie followed his father and uncle into a career as a general contractor and spent many years as a homebuilder. He transitioned into home improvement retail in the late ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Mark Schulein

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Mark Schulein, President, Crown Ace Hardware, 18 locations in California, Arizona and Hawaii Mark spent several years outside the industry before joining his father at Crown Ace Hardware in Orange County, California. Since that time, Mark has helped grow the ... Read More »

A 360-Degree View of The Home Depot

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Home Depot is a formidable competitor in the home improvement industry. By sales volume and number of store locations, the company is the largest retailer in the home improvement sector. Despite being known for its 104,000-square-foot stores, Home Depot has, ... Read More »

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 »