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Lowe’s HoloLens to Reinvent View of Remodeling

Lowe's HoloLens

The use of sample squares and paint swatches might be becoming old school in home remodeling because of a device called a HoloLens. Lowe’s and Microsoft are partnering to reinvent the way customers visualize home improvement with augmented reality glasses. HoloLens …

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Industry Provides $76,000 for Retail Management Certification Program


Industry manufacturers and distributors are collectively providing more than $76,000 in scholarship funds to pay part of the cost for 13 retailers to attend the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Retail Management Certification Program this spring. A panel comprised of members of NRHA’s Retail Leadership …

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E-Commerce Driving Retail Fraud Loss

Loss prevention is top of mind year-round for most retailers, but businesses may be more susceptible to retail fraud now than ever before. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported findings from the 2015 True Cost of Fraud Study from LexisNexis, which …

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They Would If They Could: Millennials on Homebuying

The majority of millennials are renters, not homeowners — but a new survey shows they would buy houses if they could. According to Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME), a quarterly consumer survey released by the National Association of Realtors for the …

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PRO Group Announces Lancaster as Member


This week, PRO Group, Inc. announced that Lancaster will join PRO Group as its newest distributor member effective Jan. 1. PRO Group and Lancaster are excited about the opportunities this relationship will bring to both organizations. Over the coming months, PRO Group will be …

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Target Supports Employee Health, Gifts Fitbit Trackers

Several large corporations have invested in Fitbit devices to motivate their employees to improve their health, and Target has joined the club. Target is offering activity trackers from Fitbit Inc. to its 335,000 U.S. employees. This move is an attempt to improve workers’ fitness levels …

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Photo Gallery: A Look Back at the 2015 National Hardware Show®

The home improvement industry’s biggest gathering offered three days packed with education, entertainment, networking and ceremonies celebrating outstanding retailers, products and companies. The National Hardware Show® hosted its 70th show May 5-7 in Las Vegas, and introduced some changes, such as …

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Building Material Company Grows With Acquisition

Building Material Holding Company is buying the assets and operations of VNS Corporation, one of the largest building material and service providers in the southeast. BMC, which is headquartered in Atlanta, is a leading provider of building materials and construction …

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