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Lowe’s Appoints New Chief Financial Officer


Lowe’s will have a new chief financial officer starting March 3. The big-box retailer has chosen Marshall A. Croom to replace Robert F. Hull Jr. in the role. Hull is retiring after 17 years with the company and will stay through March to help with …

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Ace Hardware Exec Rick Whitson to Retire

Ace Hardware

Rick Whitson, vice president of distribution, will retire Dec. 31 from Ace Hardware Corp. after 37 years with the company. Whitson has a long history of contributions to the co-op’s retail support area. During his career, he directed the operational startup of the …

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Q&A: Economist Shares Outlook on 2017

economic outlook

Jack Kleinhenz is chief economist for the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a contributing forecaster to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Federal Reserve Bank of …

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A Look Inside Sprout, A Children’s Boutique

Children's Boutique

At Steve’s Ace Home & Garden in Dubuque, Iowa, customers can find many unique items. From power tools and garden hoses to cloth diapers and child proofing products, this store has it all. Although the business began as a home and garden center, other businesses …

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Enduring Traditions: Military Service and Hardware


Residents of Ellicott City, Maryland, patronize Clarks Ace Hardware for reasons beyond their latest home improvement project. Shopping at the store allows them to support a local, family-owned business. The business has a team of hardworking individuals, many of whom are …

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Do It Best Corp. Selects New Sales and Business Development VP

sales and business development

Do it Best Corp. has announced Nick Talarico will assume the role of vice president of sales and business development. He will replace Jay Brown, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31. In this position, he will lead a team …

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A Hunter’s Tips for Success in Sporting Goods


Deer-hunting season is an anticipated event for both new and avid hunters. In the October issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, editors spoke with three different retailers who have experience selling the hunting goods category. To learn more about what these …

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Retailers Do Double Duty as Politicians


To view a PDF of this story, click here. For yet another perspective on working both as a retailer and a politician, click here for an online-exclusive Q&A with Dennis Stine, president and CEO of Stine Lumber in Louisiana. Stine has served …

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