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Lowe’s Reports $16B in Q4 2019 Sales

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Big-box home improvement chain Lowe’s has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019, indicating sales growth compared to the same period in 2018. In total, Lowe’s posted $16 billion in fourth-quarter 2019 sales, up 2.5 percent from …

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New ERP System Promotes Culture at Friedman’s Home Improvement

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At Friedman’s Home Improvement, a chain of northern California home improvement centers, a new ERP system is helping employees at all levels solidify their commitment to a positive workplace culture. President and CEO Barry Friedman says the process of implementing …

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Visa Plans Biggest Swipe Fee Changes in a Decade

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The rates U.S. merchants pay to accept Visa cards at their stores will see its highest rise in a decade, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Visa’s interchange rates, which are fees charged each time a consumer uses a …

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Conference Provides Insight on Industry Evolution

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In a retail world where customers are increasingly diverse and technology is changing by the second, adaptation is key. Change was the dominant theme of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of Independents Conference, which brought together innovative …

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search

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Your company’s SEO strategy is a moving target. With each year come new tech advances requiring retailers to shift their tactics and find new ways to rank as highly as possible for maximum exposure on customers’ search engine results pages. …

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Walmart, Target Have Diverging Plans for Retail Robots

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Walmart and Target are both using artificial intelligence to streamline their operations, but how each company is making use of retail robots underscores the possibilities and pitfalls of in-store robotic technology, an article from CNN reveals. Walmart is investing heavily …

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Get Pointy for $399 Before November Price Increase

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has partnered with Pointy to help retailers strengthen their online presence—but the $399 offer exclusive to NRHA members will expire on Oct. 31. Starting Nov. 1, the price for NRHA members will increase …

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In Conversation: True Value CEO Reflects on 2019 Fall Reunion

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During the True Value 2019 Fall Reunion, president and CEO John Hartmann took time to speak to Hardware Retailing about how the company’s new supply chain upgrades, digital marketing programs and other new initiatives will empower the retailers who choose …

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