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June 4, 2014

Home Depot will set the stage for the launch of a new 488-color palette from PPG Industries' Glidden brand.

As of June 1, the palette will be available to Home Depot customers nationwide as an intentional reflection of their preferences and behaviors.

October 15, 2013

Honeywell has announced that its full line of Wi-Fi thermostats will enable homeowners to connect with their utility and receive incentives for cutting down on electricity use. 

"The same technology people purchase today to lower their heating bills can pay extra dividends in the summer months," said Tony Uttley, general manager of Home Comfort and Energy Systems at Honeywell. "Honeywell can easily link homeowners to these additional savings."

October 2, 2013

As part of a brand image makeover, Chicago-based USG Corp. introduced a new logo with the tagline: "It's Your World. Build It.”

June 10, 2013

Danvers, Mass.-based Osram Sylvania signed a deal with Comcast to offer energy-efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely from anywhere through the Xfinity Home platform. 

July 29, 2012

Epicor Software Corporation and True Value Co. announced the continuation of an agreement naming Epicor as True Value's recommended Epicor Eagle point-of-sale (POS) solution provider. 

This three-year agreement provides more of True Value's retailers the opportunity to benefit from Epicor solutions, according to the companies.

July 16, 2012

The battle over online purchasing and sales tax might be winding to a close as more Republican governors are dropping their opposition to a mandatory state tax on Internet sales. The turning point may have been in May, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cut a deal with Amazon.com: Residents of New Jersey would pay a 7% sales tax on Amazon.com purchases, and the nation’s largest e-tailer would build two distribution centers in the state.

July 3, 2012

Home Depot has announced the expansion of its major appliance brands by adding Whirlpool, Electrolux and Frigidaire in a limited number of stores and on Homedepot.com.

The appliances will be available through the company's Depot Direct delivery network and available to be ordered in all U.S. stores. Depot Direct includes more than 3,000 appliances delivered and installed to the customer's home within one to five days of purchase. Appliance purchases through Depot Direct include free delivery and haul-away.

June 29, 2012

Faucet manufacturer Moen Inc. has announced the promotion of Ji Kim to director of global design, effective immediately. In her new role, Kim will be responsible for providing design leadership and vision for the global design team at Moen. She will set and drive strategy for product design in several countries for categories including faucets, showerheads, accessories and bath safety items.

May 4, 2012

Last year, the original 50 Home Channel News Hardware Store All-Star honorees established a high bar and a hard act to follow. But the 2012 crop rises to the challenge. This year’s Hardware Store All-Stars, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, have at least one thing in common: Ask them what makes them special and you can bet they’ll include “excellent customer service” in the answer. From there, every path to stardom is unique.

June 20, 2011

Michigan-based home improvement chain ACO Hardware has expanded its relationship with Vertis and named the company its exclusive provider of newspaper inserts, Inserts2online and logistics.

June 7, 2011

“Buy from the merchants who are your next-door neighbors. They are the folks who go to church with you, buy from other local firms and keep the money flowing within the community. Your local independent retailer is a longtime resident of the area who actively participates in and generously supports the community.”


That passage was written by a retail store owner, who worried about large competitors encroaching on his turf. The year wasn’t 2011, 2001 or even 1991. 


May 3, 2011

From New York’s Island to the Redwood Forests, the great American hardware store maintains a revered place in the commercial history of these United States. 


On the following pages, Home Channel News editors travel state-by-state to find examples of leading hardware store retailers. To those deserving candidates not on the list — and there are many — we offer this advice as consolation: “Keep up the good work. We’ll get to you eventually.” 


April 5, 2011

Do it Best Corp. has extended its contract with DemandTec, a provider of software for sales promotions. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op uses two of DemandTec’s products, DemandTec's Promotion Planning & Management and Promotion Execution.

"With 4,000 member stores to support, it is very important for us to give each location as much autonomy as possible in communicating to their customers," said Tim Miller, VP marketing at Do it Best Corp.

January 29, 2011

Lowe's promoted four executives to key positions in merchandising, store operations and strategic planning. Here are the executives and their backgrounds:

January 21, 2011

Lowe’s is offering to ship products to residents of Guam – a U.S. territory where it doesn’t have a store – through its international service, according to an article in the Pacific Daily News.

December 10, 2010

 

Circular of the Week: Sears.com “Wow now!” sale  

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears.com is placing all of its online tools on sale through a promotion called “Wow now!”

November 30, 2010

The Merit Group hired David Rich as VP customer relations. In this new role, David...

October 5, 2008

Do it Best’s LBM members are spread out all over the country, and they’re feeling...

September 15, 2008

The industry’s largest supplier of green goods, which filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on...

August 25, 2008

Black Diamond, which is Hines' largest unsecured creditor and the holder of a majority of...

July 6, 2008

Executives from Bennett Forest Industries and Riley Creek Lumber told the Associated Press that production...

May 4, 2008

In the “Shower Head” episode of Seinfeld, broadcast more than 10 years ago, Kramer enters...

April 22, 2008

Seminar forums focused on sessions that explained "How to do Business with" various retailers," including...

November 18, 2007

Painting is the number one DIY activity among American consumers, and home improvement retailers—from the...

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