Hardware Retailing

AUG 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | August 2017 100 True Value Responds to Bloomberg Report Regarding Possible Sale Hardware Retailing spoke to True Value to learn more about claims that the co-op is considering selling. TheRedT.com/true-value-bloomberg Former Home Depot Exec Takes VP Post at Ace Hardware Ace Hardware Corp. has hired former Home Depot executive John Sommers Jr. to serve as the co-op's vice president of merchandising. TheRedT.com/ace-vp-merchandising Ace Hardware Names New Board Member Ace Hardware Corp. has named Karen May as a new member of the cooperative's board of directors. TheRedT.com/ace-board Lowe's Lays Off About 125 Tech Employees Lowe's has laid off approximately 125 of its corporate technology employees and will move many of their positions to Bangalore, India. TheRedT.com/lowes-tech Sears Cuts 400 Jobs, Loses 3 Executives As part of its restructuring plan to cut $1.25 billion from its expenditures in fiscal year 2017, Sears Holdings Corp. is cutting 400 positions from its headquarters and field operations. Three executives also announced that they are leaving the company. TheRedT.com/more-sears-cuts Walmart Uses Virtual Reality Walmart has introduced virtual reality headsets into its training program, allowing new employees to practice customer service skills prior to encountering shoppers on salesfloors. TheRedT.com/WMT-virtual Past NRHA Chairman Not Reopening Scorched Store Two men were convicted of burglary and arson charges connected with the fire that destroyed the store. They were both sentenced in April to 20 years in prison. TheRedT.com/arson PRO Group Hosts Merchandising Conference PRO Group member distributors had the opportunity to meet with more than 95 manufacturers at the recent Group Merchandising Conference in Chicago. TheRedT.com/pro-group-merchandising Newsmakers Ace Hardware .......................................................... 35 www.acehardware.com; 630-990-3614 Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ......................................... 26 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Amteco Inc. ............................................................. 64 www.usetwp.com; 800-969-4811 Apex Tool Group ..................................................... 5 www.apextoolgroup.com; 410-773-7800 Benjamin Moore ..................................................... BC www.benjaminmoore.com; 855-724-6802 Big Green Egg ......................................................... 72 www.biggreenegg.com; 800-793-2292 Bonide ..................................................................... 75 www.bonide.com; 315-736-8231 Channellock Inc. ...................................................... 1 www.channellock.com; 800-724-3018 Char-Broil ................................................................. 26 www.charbroil.com; 866-239-6777 Cole's Wild Bird .................................................... 63 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Do it Best Corp. .................................................... 11 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dynatrap ............................................................... 69 www.dynatrap.com; 877-403-8727 ECI RockSolid ....................................................... 83 www.ecirocksolid.com; 800-588-5128 Fiskars Brands Inc. ................................................ 15 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Franmar ................................................................. 24 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 Hero Products Group ............................................ 28 www.hero.ca; 604-522-6543 HSI ........................................................................ 87 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Hillman ..................................................................... 61 www.hillmangroup.com; 800-800-4900 Howard Products ..................................................... 73 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 Hy-Ko ....................................................................... 39 www.hy-ko.com; 800-292-0550 IPG ................................................................Bellyband www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Jeske Company Inc. ................................................ 19 www.jeskecompany.com; 800-677-3383 Kness Mfg. Co. Inc. ................................................. 31 www.kness.com; 800-247-5062 Legacy ..................................................................... 25 www.flexzilla.com; 800-645-8258 Lifetime ................................................................... 71 www.lifetime.com; 800-424-3865 Magna Industries Inc. .............................................. 65 www.magna-insto.com; 800-969-3334 Master Magnetics Inc. .......................................... 94 www.magnetsource.com; 888-293-9190 Midwest Fastener ............................................ 32-33 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 Milestones ............................................................... 74 www.milestonesproducts.com; 203-438-6577 MiTek ....................................................................... 17 www.uspconnectors.com; 800-328-5934 NRHA Research Panel..................................................... 99 www.theredt.com/join-the-panel NRHA Membership .................................................103 www.nrha.org/membership Hardware Retailing Newsletter ...............................101 www.hardwareretailing.com/subscribe Old Masters .......................................................... 95 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Onward Mfg. Co. .................................................... 7 www.omcbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Orgill Inc. ......................................................104-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 Paladin Data Corporation ......................................... 53 www.paladinpointofsale.com; 541-803-6060 Phifer Inc. ........................................................... 78-79 www.phifer.com; 800-841-9473 Quikrete ..................................................................... 3 www.quikrete.com; 404-634-9100 Reckitt Benckiser/d-Con ..................................... 12-13 630-434-1350 Red Lion .................................................................. 57 www.redlionproducts.com; 844-250-4981 Rust Patrol ............................................................ 37 www.rustpatrol.com; 713-400-3100 S-Line by Ancra International ................................ 30 www.ancra.com; 800-626-8353 Safety Works Inc. .................................................... 45 www.safetyworks.com; 800-969-7562 Sakrete .................................................................... 47 www.sakrete.com; 866-725-7383 Sashco ................................................................. IFC www.sashco.com; 800-767-5656 Sears Hometown Hardware.................................. 48 www.ownasearsstore.com Simon Rack ........................................................... 18 www.simonrackusa.com; +1 585 5687904 Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. .......................... 9 www.go.strongtie.com; 800-999-5099 SKM Industries Inc. ............................................ 101 www.skmproducts.com; 800-851-8464 SoftSeal Masks ..................................................... 38 www.softsealmask.com; 800-513-9337 Stihl ....................................................................... 85 www.stihlusa.com; 757-486-9100 Sun Gro Horticulture ............................................. 56 www.blackgold.bz; 800-732-8667 Sunnyside Corporation ............................................ 49 www.sunnysidecorp.com; 800-323-8611 True Value ............................................................. 21 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 TRUSOLV a Div. of The Plastics Group Inc. .................... 29 www.trusolvproducts.com; 888-449-3326 Whink Products Company ....................................... 27 www.whink.com; 800-247-5102 *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. 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