Hardware Retailing

NOV 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | November 2017 68 Newsmakers How Will Tariffs Impact the Solar Panel Industry? The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced its decision that U.S. solar panel manufacturers are negatively impacted by imported solar panels. TheRedT.com/solar-panel-tariffs True Value Fall Reunion Pushes Retailers to 'Act Now' As retailers begin planning ahead for their busy selling season, those attending the True Value Fall Reunion were also encouraged to think in the moment. TheRedT.com/true-value-fall-2017 You Won't Be Competing With Walmart for Holiday Hires If you're hiring extra help to staff your retail store during the winter holidays, you won't be competing for temporary hires with Walmart this year. TheRedT.com/walmart-holiday-help Amazon Searches for Second HQ, Walmart Stays Put Amazon and Walmart, are taking drastically different approaches to choosing locations for their corporate headquarters. TheRedT.com/amazon-walmart-hq Optimistic Home Improvement Outlook at HIRI Conference The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) recently presented the latest research on home improvement trends and the economic and social factors affecting the channel. TheRedT.com/hiri-2017 Equifax Breach Reportedly Affects 143M Americans In September, credit monitoring firm Equifax announced a data breach that affected 143 million Americans, as well as some in Canada and the U.K. TheRedT.com/equifax-breach Kohl's to Sell Amazon Smart Home Devices, Accept Retailer's Returns At a time when all eyes are on Amazon, it appears that Kohl's is eyeing the online retailer as well. The department store chain has given two ways it is teaming up with Amazon. TheRedT.com/kohls-amazon Sales and Attendance Increase at HDW Fall Market Hardware Distribution Warehouses Inc. (HDW) saw record attendance and sales during its recent fall market. TheRedT.com/hdw-fall-2017 Ace CEO: Hurricanes, Plans and an 'Incredibly Good Enemy' Ace Hardware's president and CEO, John Venhuizen, recently sat down with Hardware Retailing for an interview to talk about the co-op's future. TheRedT.com/ace-ceo-plans Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Publications Only) 1. Publication Title 2. Publication Number 3. Filing Date 4. Issue Frequency 5. Number of Issues Published Annually 6. Annual Subscription Price (if any) 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not printer) 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor (Do not leave blank) Publisher (Name and complete mailing address) Editor (Name and complete mailing address) Managing Editor (Name and complete mailing address) 10. Owner (Do not leave blank. 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