Hardware Retailing

MAR 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | March 2017 96 Newsmakers Home Depot Turns to Wind Farm for Renewable Energy The Home Depot is making major moves toward sustainability through a recent investment in a Texas wind farm. TheRedT.com/home-depot-energy Walmart Makes Changes to Free Shipping Policy Walmart is ending its free shipping subscription program ShippingPass in favor of a free two-day shipping policy for purchases of $35 or more for all customers. TheRedT.com/walmart-shipping Exclusive: Target Talks Open House Relaunch Target relaunched its smart home concept store on Feb. 10 based on feedback from consumers and smart home product entrepreneurs. TheRedT.com/target-open-house Sears Spinoff Building Relationships With Independents Sears Holdings Corp. may be struggling financially, but its spinoff, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, is growing with the help of independent retailers. TheRedT.com/sears-hometown Amazon's Voice-Activation System Becoming Standard in Appliances Smart appliances with built-in voice activation are becoming standard for many manufacturers, and Amazon's voice-activated smart home assistant Alexa is the system of choice. TheRedT.com/amazon-appliances Target CEO: Strong Online Sales Didn't Help Overall Sales Target Corp. recently announced overall comparable sales fell 1.3 percent in November and December from a year ago, even though digital sales grew 30 percent during the same time frame. TheRedT.com/target-online-sales How Home Depot Analyzes and Uses Customer Data A Home Depot executive at the National Retail Federation's annual convention discussed how the big-box retailer uses data to better target its advertising and marketing efforts. TheRedT.com/home-depot-data Walmart to Add 10K Retail Jobs in the U.S. Walmart plans to add 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. within the next year as part of its plan to build, expand or relocate 59 Walmart and Sam's Club stores and distribution centers. TheRedT.com/walmart-retail-jobs Abatron ................................................................. 90 www.abatron.com; 800-445-1754 Ace Hardware ....................................................... 51 www.myace.com; 630-990-6900 Ajax Wire Specialty Co.......................................... 31 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Allway Tools ...................................................... 37, 69 www.allwaytools.com; 800-422-5592 Amteco ................................................................. 84 www.usetwp.com; 800-969-4811 Calico Brands Inc. ................................................. 21 www.calicobrands.com; 800-544-4837 Century Brass Plumbing ....................................... 74 www.luminance.us.com; 800-794-0224 Channellock Inc....................................................... 1 www.channellock.com; 800-724-3018 Char-Broil .............................................................. 30 www.charbroil.com; 866-239-6777 Cole's Wild Bird .................................................... 49 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Convenience Products .......................................... 89 www.touch-n-foam.com/pest; 800-325-6180 Delta Faucet..................................................... 24-25 www.deltafaucet.com; 800-345-3358 Diamond Brite ....................................................... 33 www.diamondbritepaint.com; 773-254-7600 Do it Best Corp. ................................................ 3, 23 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dutton-Lainson Company ........................................ 97 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 Echo Valley .............................................................. 18 www.echovalley.com; 800-592-9678 Epicor....................................................................... 17 www.epicor.com; 888-463-4700 Fiskars Brands Inc. ............................................ 15, 71 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Flame Engineering................................................... 91 www.flameeng.com; 800-255-2469 Franmar ................................................................... 88 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 Hardware Retailing Newsletter ................................. 97 www.hardwareretailing.com/subscribe Hero......................................................................... 73 www.hero.ca; 604-522-6543 Howard Products Inc............................................... 20 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 Hy-Ko ....................................................................... 65 www.hy-ko.com; 800-292-0550 IPG............................................................................. 5 www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Jack Links ................................................................ 85 www.jacklinks.com; 715-466-2234 Master Magnetics Inc. ............................................ 32 www.magnetsoure.com; 888-293-9190 Midwest Fastener................................................. 41 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 MiTek USA Inc. ....................................................... 59 www.mitek-us.com; 314-434-1200 National Hardware Show ...................................... 53 www.nationalhardwareshow.com No-Spill Inc....................................................... 12-13 www.nospill.com; 913-888-9200 NRHA All-Industry Conference..............................BC www.nrhaconference.com NRHA Membership............................................... 95 www.nrha.org/membership Old Masters .......................................................... 75 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Orgill Inc. ......................................................100-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 PRO Hardware ...................................................... 61 www.prohardware.com; 303-792-3000 Red Devil .............................................................. 39 www.reddevil.com; 800-423-3845 Red Lion ............................................................... 40 www.redlionproducts.com; 844-250-4981 Re-Grip (A Division of Preval)................................ 43 www.re-grip.com; 800-607-8931 S-Line by Ancra International ................................ 35 www.ancra.com; 800-626-8353 Sashco ...................................................... IFC, 76-77 www.sashco.com; 800-767-5656 SaundersMidwest ................................................. 34 www.midwestproducts.com; 800-348-3497 Sears Hometown Store ........................................ 72 www.OwnASearsStore.com ShurTech Brands LLC.............................................. 19 www.frogtape.com; 800-321-1733 Starrett.................................................................... 7 www.starrett.com; 888-674-7443 Sunnyside Corporation.......................................... 64 www.sunnysidecorp.com; 800-323-8611 SureCan USA ................................................... 56-57 www.surecanusa.com; 801-827-0500 The Grommet Wholesale ................................. 44-45 wholesale.thegrommet.com; 844-244-4486 True Value......................................................... 9, 11 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 Wallace Hardware................................................. 29 www.wallacehardware.com; 800-776-0976 Warner..................................................................... 42 www.warnertool.com; 800-444-0606 Whink Products Company....................................... 31 www.whink.com; 800-247-5102 Wooster Brush Company...................................... 67 www.woosterbrush.com; 800-392-7246 *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. 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