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Ace Hardware Sees Income, Revenue Growth in First Quarter

Ace Hardware

First-quarter 2019 was a period of growth for Ace Hardware Corp.  The Oak Brook, Illinois, co-op on May 22 reported first-quarter 2019 revenues of $1.4 billion, an increase of 5.1 percent from the first quarter in 2018. Net income was $22.6 million …

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U.S. Economy Grows 3.2% in Q1 2019

U.S. Economy

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) had risen by an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to The New York Times. GDP is the “broadest measure of …

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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 …

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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 …

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How I Did It: Doing Store Expansion Smart

In 1998, Jeff Paladino purchased his family’s 4,500-square-foot hardware store nestled in a shopping mall in Milton, New York. His family had owned several businesses over the years before taking on a local hardware store. A switch into hardware seemed …

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Big Boxes Announce Latest Financial Results

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Big-box retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s both announced their financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018. Check out the links below to learn more about the companies’ financials and what their respective CEOs had to say about business going …

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Lowe’s Announces Q4 2018 Financial Results

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In its fourth-quarter 2018 financial results, big-box retailer Lowe’s reports a net loss of $824 million. This figure is in contrast to net earnings of $554 million during the same period in 2017. Sales for the fourth quarter came to …

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Sears and Amazon Share Similar Pasts, Divergent Futures

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Reinvention of the Retail Giant Founded nearly a century apart, Sears and Amazon echo one another through the decades. Both companies began as small startups indistinguishable from most. Sears …

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