Hardware Retailing

JUL 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | July 2017 84 Orgill Opens New Idaho Distribution Center Orgill, Inc. announced that its Post Falls, Idaho, distribution center is now fully operational and has begun serving retailers in five states, as well as Western Canada. TheRedT.com/orgill-idahodc Sherwin-Williams' Valspar Acquisition Approved Federal regulators approved Sherwin-Williams' acquisition of Valspar Corp. because the companies agreed to sell a Valspar subsidiary. TheRedT.com/sherwin-valspar-approved Home Depot Reports Q1 Growth The Home Depot's first-quarter 2017 financial results highlight growth and topped analysts' expectations. TheRedT.com/home-depot-2017q1 Sears Sues a Manufacturer, Loses Different Lawsuit Sears Holdings Corp. recently filed a lawsuit against one manufacturer and lost a suit brought by a different toolmaker. TheRedT.com/sears-lawsuits True Value Reports Small Q1 Declines True Value Co. reported a decrease in both revenue and gross billings for the first quarter of 2017. TheRedT.com/true-value-2017q1 New Products, Services Rolled Out at Do it Best Spring Market Do it Best Corp. is prepared to offer its retailers any product or service they need. This was evident at the co-op's spring market. TheRedT.com/sp2017-dib Lowe's Reports Q1 Growth Lowe's reported sales growth of 10.7 percent over the same period last year in its first-quarter financial results for 2017. TheRedT.com/lowes-2017q1 Lowe's to Buy Texas Distributor for $512M Lowe's Cos. announced in May that it is buying Texas distributor Maintenance Supply Headquarters in an effort to grow its pro business. TheRedT.com/lowes-distributor Ace's New Wholesale Chief Talks Mergers, 'Growing Pains' President and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings, Mark Spanswick, spoke about Ace Hardware's wholesale business. TheRedT.com/ace-wholesale-chief Newsmakers See how Delta can help your business. Learn more about these innovative faucets for your kitchen and bathroom at deltafaucet.com/touch. When making by hand means making a mess, your hands could use a hand. TOUCH 2 O ® TECHNOLOGY ©2017 Delta Faucet Company Ph: 800.444.7313 fastener connection .com Award Winning Fastener Destinations

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