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House-Hasson Hardware June Dealer Market to Unveil Technology Advancements

At House-Hasson Hardware’s June dealer market, the company will explore the company’s present – and future – technological advancements to help them be more profitable and efficient. These include e-mail via the “cloud”; virtualized computer systems, “Go Green” paperless warehouse operations; …

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Lowe’s Launches In-Store Holorooms

To watch the full video, click here. Last week, Lowe’s introduced Lowe’s Innovation Labs and the first concept to come out of the lab, the Lowe’s Holoroom. Lowe’s created Lowe’s Innovation Labs to build new technology to solve common consumer …

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Rough Winter Doesn’t Chill Attendee Attitude at United Buying Market

Despite a long cold winter, attendees to the United Hardware June Buying Market say they’re experiencing a booming spring business and have high hopes for the future. While United Hardware continues to work around the clock to meet increased demand, …

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Memphis-Based Orgill, Inc. Receives President’s E Award for Exports

Orgill, Inc. was among a small group of U.S. companies and organizations recently honored with a 2014 “E” Award for Export excellence by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. President John F. Kennedy created the President’s “E” Award in 1961 …

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Technology Bridges Gap Between Online and Physical Stores

As consumers have become increasingly reliant on mobile devices, consulting apps, websites and online reviews to help dictate purchase decisions, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers once seemed bleak. But, just as consumers tend to move through ebbs and flows that …

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Ace Names New VP of IT and CIO

Ace Hardware Corporation hired Karen Fedyszyn as Vice President of Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer. Reporting to Ace’s Chief Financial Officer, Fedyszyn will help the company drive strategic technology and systems management for Ace to shape business functions and …

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Ace Announces Board of Director Changes

Ace Hardware elected a new chairman and two new board members this week. The Ace Hardware board of directors elected its new chairman, Jim Ackroyd, chief executive officer of Vision Ace Hardware, an 11-store chain in southwest Florida. Ackroyd was …

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Kimberly McCluskey Joins Leight Sales

Leight Sales would like to introduce and welcome Kimberly A. McCluskey to Leight Sales as Buyer. Kimberly A. McCluskey comes from an extensive background of Retail Buying and Merchandising. She has been a senior buyer at Sears, Sports Authority and …

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