Hardware Retailing

DEC 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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December 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 61 Ace-Sponsored TV Show 'Make48' Goes National A TV show that Westlake Ace Hardware has sponsored in the past now has a sponsorship from Ace Hardware Corp. and debuted nationally this fall. TheRedT.com/make48 Michigan Supreme Court Declines to Hear Menards Tax Case The Michigan Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case from big-box home improvement retailer Menards regarding its property taxes. TheRedT.com/menards-taxes Sears, Whirlpool End 101-Year Partnership In an employee memo, Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will no longer sell Whirlpool products at its stores, ending a partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than a century. TheRedT.com/sears-whirlpool Craftsman Products Coming to Lowe's in 2018 Earlier this year, Sears sold the Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker in a $900 million deal. Now, Lowe's has announced Craftsman will be available in its stores in the new year. TheRedT.com/craftsman-lowes Home Depot's Strategy for Reaching America's Largest Age Group Home Depot and other retailers are altering their marketing campaigns, product design and consumer outreach programs to better target 26-year-olds, currently the largest age group in the U.S. TheRedT.com/home-depot-millennials Menards Founder Is Wealthiest Person in Wisconsin John Menard Jr.'s net worth is $9.9 billion, according to Forbes' list of the 400 richest people in America. TheRedT.com/menards-founder Why Did Ace Hardware Buy an E-Commerce Business? John Venhuizen, Ace Hardware president and CEO, recently took questions from Hardware Retailing about the co-op's purchase of The Grommet. TheRedT.com/ace-e-commerce

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