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NRHA Introduces 2 New Podcast Series

podcast

What are you listening to when you’re stuck in traffic or doing chores around your house? For many people, podcasts fill their time in a productive and fun way. Whether it’s true crime stories or business tips, podcasts can be ... Read More »

Lowe’s Becomes Official Home Improvement NFL Retail Sponsor

NFL Retail Sponsor

Lowe’s has finalized a deal to become the official home improvement retail sponsor of the National Football League (NFL), it announced in a press release. The contract runs for an unspecified number of years, and gives the big-box retailer the ... Read More »

Do it Best Names New Rental Merchandise Manager

Jason Stofleth

Do it Best Corp. has announced the promotion of Lauren Wilson to rental merchandise manager, effective Dec. 3. Wilson will develop, implement and communicate comprehensive programs for the co-op’s rental, impulse, snacks and store supplies departments, as well as work ... Read More »

Amazon May Open Up to 3,000 Brick-and-Mortar Locations

Amazon

Amazon may be expanding Amazon Go, the company’s brick-and-mortar convenience store concept, to as many as 3,000 new locations by 2021, according to Bloomberg. The aggressive and costly expansion would threaten chains like 7-Eleven, quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, ... Read More »

Longtime Blish-Mize Executive to Retire

John H. Mize

John H. Mize, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Blish-Mize Company, plans to retire from active management May 30, after 56 years on the job. “I look back on our almost-150-year history and feel gratitude to so many ... Read More »

Former Ace Chain Owner C. Jay Buikema Dies at Age 78

Jay Buikema

C. Jay Buikema, longtime owner and CEO of Buikema’s Ace Hardware stores in Illinois, died Dec. 5 at 78, according to the Chicago Tribune. Buikema was known in Naperville and Wheaton, Illinois, communities as a leader, defining “what it means ... Read More »

Oklahoma Retailers Brewing With Passion for Hardware and Coffee

selling coffee

 In addition to knowing the home improvement industry, brothers Seth and Mahlon Boehs discovered their shared love of a good cup of coffee. That interest led to their venture of roasting, packaging and selling coffee in one of their two ... Read More »

Kohl’s to Sell Amazon Smart Home Devices, Accept Retailer’s Returns

Kohl's

At a time when all eyes are on Amazon, it appears that Kohl’s is eyeing the online retailer as well. This month, the department store chain has announced two ways it is teaming up with Amazon, and some wonder if there ... Read More »