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Walmart to Eliminate Hundreds of Corporate Jobs

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Walmart is cutting hundreds of corporate positions as it merges its online and store businesses in the U.S., reports CNBC. The big-box retail chain has not disclosed how many corporate positions will be affected by the cuts, but the eliminated …

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Lowe’s and HomeAdvisor Start Pro-Focused Partnership

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Lowe’s and home improvement website HomeAdvisor are teaming up on a new program aimed at getting professional builders and home services providers direct leads. Under the arrangement, members of the Lowe’s for Pros Loyalty Program will receive a free, yearlong …

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Comparing the Big 3: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards

The three largest big-box home improvement retailers in the U.S. have unique stories. Lowe’s, as the oldest, began in 1921 as an independently owned single store that grew to 15 locations before it became an investor-owned business in 1961. Read …

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Expert: Lowe’s Is Solid, but Was Slower to Invest in Changes

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Warren Shoulberg is a retail industry observer and a contributing writer to a variety of business publications, including Forbes. He spoke with Hardware Retailing about Lowe’s position in the home improvement industry and the opportunities the big-box retailer has. For a comprehensive …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Kirby Scales

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Kirby Scales, General Manager, Russell Do it Center 7 home centers and 2 building supply stores, Alabama A chance opportunity at a family friend’s hardware store was the beginning of what would become a lifelong career for Kirby Scales. Today, …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Kevin Hancock

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Kevin Hancock, President and CEO, Hancock Lumber 9 stores, Maine and New Hampshire Kevin Hancock is part of the sixth generation of his family to lead Hancock Lumber, which was founded in 1848. Today, the company owns timberland and operates …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Will Aubuchon

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Will Aubuchon, President and CEO, W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. 104 stores in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New York W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. was founded in 1908 by William E. Aubuchon. Today, his great-grandson, Will Aubuchon, serves as CEO. …

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NRHA Announces 2020 Top Guns Award Honorees

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For 13 years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recognized retailers who are leading their operations in innovative ways through the Top Guns Awards. Whether they are focused on fine-tuning the customer experience, exploring new business endeavors or …

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