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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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Lowe’s 360: Extra Features

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Read the Lowe’s 360 story from Hardware Retailing magazine here. The following extras are only available online and provide a closer look at Lowe’s. SWOT Analysis  Lowe’s has been successful for decades, but operates in a competitive marketplace with strong contenders among …

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Big Boxes Change Policies Amid COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to home improvement stores across North America, but big boxes are also finding it necessary to adopt new operations policies to protect employees and customers. Learn what Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and Walmart are …

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How Jackson Center PRO Competes on Price

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Jackson Center PRO Hardware is making an art of competitive pricing. The Jackson Center, Ohio, store currently has about 3,000 square feet of selling space, but the size isn’t preventing it from beating the big boxes on quality and price. …

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A 360-Degree View of Menards

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To view the complete PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Menards is a big-box enigma in the U.S. home improvement industry. Older than Home Depot and smaller than both Home Depot …

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Menards Plans to Build Robotic Warehouse

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Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer Menards has announced plans to construct a new warehouse that will incorporate a 60-foot-tall robotic system to speed up delivery times and cut operating costs, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports. “To be more competitive, we are …

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Labor Board Says Drivers Are Not Menards Employees

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Menards has avoided another labor law violation with the National Labor Review Board’s decision on Nov. 17 that the retailer accurately categorized its delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees. According to the complaint, drivers contracted by Menards (whether …

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Michigan Supreme Court Declines to Hear Menards Tax Case

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The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a case from big-box home improvement retailer Menards regarding its property taxes, reports the Detroit Free Press. The order lets a previous decision by the Michigan appeals court stand. The Detroit Free Press …

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