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Do it Best Announces New Director of International Sales

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Do it Best Corp. has named a new director of international sales with its promotion of industry veteran Scott Sproul, effective immediately. “Do it Best is committed to be the industry’s first and best choice for independent home improvement retailers, …

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Lowe’s CEO Reflects on His First Year in Charge

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In an interview with North Carolina Biz News Wire, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison is looking back on his first year at the helm of the U.S. big-box home improvement chain. “When I came to Lowe’s, I quickly saw that the …

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Write Home About It: Chronicling Home Depot’s Start

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Bob Andelman wrote the book on Home Depot when he co-authored “Built From Scratch” with co-founders Bernard Marcus and Arthur Blank. The book was published in 1999 and charted the first 20 years of the company. It has gone on …

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Listen Up: NRHA Launches First New Podcast Series

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Across industries, podcasts are becoming increasingly crucial ways of sharing information and learning from experts. From podcasts centered on the latest movies and TV, to political and comedy programs, podcasts are bringing new voices and new ideas to engaged audiences. …

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When Sears Soared and Stumbled

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Historian Jerry Hancock grew up in the shadow of Sears. He says that as a child in rural Georgia, the company influenced almost every aspect of his life. From the tools his father used around their home to the clothes …

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3 Operations Tips to Be Competitive in the New Year

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The calendar has flipped to 2019, and with the new year comes a new state of mind for many retailers. There is no question that the way consumers shop has changed significantly over the last decade, with the exponential growth …

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Chairman Prepares Revised Bid to Save Sears

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Edward Lampert, chairman and former CEO of Sears, has announced a new $5 billion plan to save the company, according to a report from Reuters. Lampert’s revised offer will be reviewed by Sears at a Jan. 14 bankruptcy auction. The …

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2018 Holiday Sales Projected to Rise More Than 4 Percent

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Many retailers will see an increase in holiday shopping this year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The organization projects holiday spending to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent in November and December. That figure …

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