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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                             June 25, 2020
Online Research Drives In-Store Sales

The days are long gone when a customer drops by the local hardware store to buy an expensive tool, sight unseen. By the time the person arrives, they’ve done plenty of online research and…
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4 Ways Boomers are Driving Home Improvement Sales

According to a study by the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University, “Average per owner improvement spending is projected to increase by more than 10 percent among homeowners age…
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Lowe’s Appoints Janice Dupre Little EVP, HR

Little is a seasoned executive with 15 years of human resources and diversity and inclusion experience. Little joined Lowe’s in 2017 and most recently served as…
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PPG Introduces ULTRALAST Interior Paint + Primer

The new product is the first to feature proprietary PPG CLEAN SURFACE TECHNOLOGY™, which protects walls using the same tough, scratch resistant and easy-clean surface technology used for…
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Grainger Announces Agreement to Divest Grainger China

This divestiture will better enable Grainger to focus on its key businesses and geographies.  To support this portfolio, the company will maintain its Global Sourcing operations based in…
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Ace Hardware Announces Relocation Plans for its Distribution Center in Tampa

Relocating the Tampa RSC, which Ace has operated since 1977, to nearby Plant City, Florida, allows Ace to add more than 315,000 sq. ft. to its current capabilities. Construction for the project is expected to begin in…
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Unleash Sales by Catering to Pet Owners

In many ways, pet owners treat their pets like members of the family who require special attention, quality foods, and activities similar to everyone else in the family. Giving pets human qualities is…
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84 Lumber Opens New Door Shop & EWP Hub

The new 58,000 square foot facility currently runs one interior door line with plans to open an exterior door line by early July as well as a second interior line eventually. The store employs…
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Retailers say US should follow UK example on anticompetitive credit card swipe fees

The U.K. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling in a lawsuit brought by British merchants, saying Visa and MasterCard “fix a minimum price floor” for credit card processing fees that is…
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Retailers applaud Supreme Court ruling supporting dreamers

NRF was among more than 140 businesses and trade associations that filed a friend-of-the-court brief last year asking the Supreme Court to uphold DACA. NRF has argued that ending the program would…
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