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Lowe’s Details Supply Chain Upgrades

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Big-box retail chain Lowe’s is planning an update to its supply chain in an effort to bolster home delivery services for pro and DIY customers. Over the next 18 months, Lowe’s plans to open 50 cross dock delivery terminals, seven …

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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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Tractor Supply Co. Posts Record Sales and Earnings in Q2

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Big-box home improvement chain Tractor Supply Co. announced its second-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting record sales and earnings. In total, the company’s net sales for the second quarter of the year hit $3.2 billion, a 35 percent increase over the …

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Lowe’s CEO Discusses Changing Retail Landscape

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Lowe’s president and CEO Marvin Ellison recently discussed how the big-box home improvement chain is adapting to serve customers during COVID-19, prioritize shopper safety and respond to nationwide social movements. Ellison was the latest guest in the National Retail Federation‘s …

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A Review of Appliance Trends

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According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute, 44 percent of appliance purchases went to big-box stores when they were in the market for a new large appliance. While those sales represent a significant segment of the …

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Target to Offer $15 Minimum Wage

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Target has announced plans to increase its minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour, up from its current rate of $13, CNN reports. The new pay rate will apply to 275,000 part-time and full-time employees at its retail spaces, …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 15

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. New Lowe’s DC Will Be Western Canada’s Largest …

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