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June 3, 2014

Benjamin Moore is upping the ante in its digital assets game with the roll-out of Design By What Matters, a new online design tool that synthesizes data from social networks with consumers' lifestyle habits and style preferences.

Using all of this information and more, Design By What Matters helps users conceptualize individual rooms based on -- you guessed it -- what matters to them.

April 2, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows, vinyl window and patio door industry manufacturer, now offers a free Master Consultant Sales Training course designed to strengthen in-home selling skills for remodelers and contractors.

October 24, 2013

Nashville, Tenn. -- A few months ago, John Burns described himself as a raging optimist. Today he's just an optimist.

That was one of the observations from the real estate consultant's presentation at the ProDealer Industry Summit. The fundamentals of the housing recover are solid, he said. But in the sales office, sales and bargains and price drops surged in September. A survey showed 10% of builders surveyed dropped prices, from zero in the previous month. 

October 9, 2013

Sears, Roebuck & Company, together with Whirlpool Corporation, filed petitions for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court Oct. 7, according to global law firm and Whirlpool representative Mayer Brown.

The retailers are asking the Court to review class certifications related to Sears v. Butler and Whirlpool v. Glazer, two similar class action suits that allegedly cast a large umbrella over varied defects involving Whirlpool washing machines. Each certification involved complaints of musty-smelling front-loading washing machines.

September 23, 2013

Inventor, engineer and longtime General Tools & Instruments consultant Burt Weinstein lost his battle with cancer at the age of 87. 

Weinstein and his partner, Richard (Dick) Deaton, founded Simp'l Products in 1989 with the goal of inventing products that would streamline woodworking joinery for both professionals and novices at an affordable price. General Tools purchased the company in 2006 and hired Weinstein as a consultant.

September 10, 2013

Orlando -- Author and customer service consultant Shep Hyken told Ace Hardware dealers that being helpful means more than just making sales. It means being a bigger part of the community.

Hyken is author of “Amaze Every Customer Every Time,” an analysis and case study of Ace Hardware stores. During the General Session of the Ace Hardware Fall Convention & Exhibits here at the Orange County Convention Center, Hyken pointed to tools retailers can use to beat the competition at customer service.

His advice:

May 1, 2013

Rob McIntyre joins the sales team for the division of ITW Building Components Group.

December 11, 2012

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March 26, 2012

All too often, employees think that their texting is personal, according to Christine Walters, J.D., SPHR, a consultant with FiveL Co. in Westminster, Md. But texts can resurface in employment lawsuits, so employees and managers should be trained to keep all of their texts as professional as other communications.

January 23, 2012

Acuity Brands expanded its LED indoor ambient lighting portfolio with the launch of the Z Series LED striplight by Lithonia Lighting.

The Z Series luminaires are compact, low-profile solid-state strips that deliver long maintenance-free performance in a wide range of retrofit and new construction applications, including uplight and downlight in commercial, retail, manufacturing, warehouse, cove and display. The Z Series luminaires join the portfolio of versatile Lithonia Lighting LED indoor ambient lighting products. 

October 5, 2011

A senior economist for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and a well-known lumber industry consultant will team up and offer insights into the 2010 census.

The educational session is one of the highlights on the agenda for the 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit, an event hosted jointly by the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News Oct. 26 to 28 in San Antonio.  

February 28, 2011

Is the repeal of health care's 1099 expansion imminent? Towers Watson consultant Regina Ihrke thinks so. 

During her presentation during True Value's Spring Market, Ihrke interpreted remarks in President Obama's State of the Nation address as a signal that the 1099 provision buried deep in the health care legislation will be repealed within the next year.

February 25, 2011

Sears Holdings Corp. has named a former technology executive as its new chief executive. The struggling retailer’s three-year search for a permanent CEO came to an end with the announcement on Wednesday that it has appointed Lou D’Ambrosio as chief executive and president. He will assume the office and join Sears’ board on Feb. 24. 

December 5, 2010

Business, much like living, is a balancing act between the present and the future. Focusing...

October 19, 2008

In a shrinking economy, store footprints appear to be shrinking as well, as retailers, most...

May 1, 2008

Michael Mahre has resigned as president and CEO of SelectBuild, BMHC’s construction services division....

March 3, 2008

The pro dealer will open a branch catering to the commercial market in Yorktown, Va....

January 13, 2008

When MeadClark Lumber began setting up a wholesale division for green building materials, the Northern...

December 20, 2007

Builders FirstSource will retain its former president and chief operating officer as a consultant after...

December 16, 2007

Home channel retailers are doing what they can to lift holiday sales, while projections from...

November 18, 2007

Outside the hotel, protestors held signs declaring, “Protesting Forests is Everyone’s Business.” Inside the hotel,...

September 9, 2007

In Mansfield, Ohio, on what formerly was a quiet suburban street with modest ranch houses,...

September 9, 2007

Columbus, Ohio-based retail research firm TNS Retail Forward held its annual home improvement industry conference...

September 3, 2007

As market saturation looms near and with the housing slump in mind, Retail Forward predicts...