Hardware Retailing

JAN 2018

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HARDWARE RETAILING | January 2018 82 Newsmakers Home Depot Ditches Chemicals, Focuses on Green Goods Home Depot will "disclose the chemicals in the products they sell and remove them whenever possible," according to Bloomberg. TheRedT.com/home-depot-green Labor Board Says Menards Drivers Are Not Employees The National Labor Review Board decided that the retailer accurately categorized its delivery drivers as independent contractors. TheRedT.com/menards-drivers Sears Holdings to Continue Store Closures in 2018 Sears Holdings will close more stores, according to CBS News, including 45 Kmarts and 18 Sears locations. TheRedT.com/sears-closures-2018 Lowe's Puts 'Lab-Like' Smart Home Centers in 70 Stores Lowe's has launched a store-within-a- store smart home concept inside 70 of its U.S. stores called SmartSpot. TheRedT.com/lowes-smartspot Lowe's Appoints New Chief Operating Officer Richard D. Maltsbarger, Lowe's chief development officer and president, international, has been named the company's chief operating officer. TheRedT.com/lowes-coo CANADA RONA Affiliates Tapping Into Appliances With the demise of Sears Canada, home improvement retailers are eyeing appliances. Sixty RONA affiliate retailers now sell appliances in store and online. Federated Co-operatives Ranks Top in Saskatchewan For the fifth consecutive year, Federated Co-operatives Ltd. ranks first in SaskBusiness Magazine's list of the top 100 largest companies in Saskatchewan. Canadian Tire Testing Online Sales Deliveries to Homes Canadian Tire is developing a fully integrated delivery model for shipping online orders to consumers' homes. Patrick Morin Maintains Values With Careful Growth Strategy The Montreal chain of building centers started in 1960 and continues as a family-run operation. For the full story of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hardwareretailing. Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ......................................... 34 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Allway Tools .................................... 29, 31, 33, 35, 55 www.allwaytools.com; 800-422-5592 Apex Tool Group ..................................................... 1 www.apextoolgroup.com; 410-773-7800 Brave..................................................................... 19 www.braveproducts.com/HRM; 866-281-4421 Delta Faucet Company......................................... IFC www.deltafaucet.com; 800-345-3358 Diversey ................................................................ 40 www.diverseybrands.com; 980-221-3235 Do it Best Corp. ............................................... 12-13 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dosko.................................................................... 41 www.dosko.com/HRM; 866-418-0474 Dutton-Lainson Company...................................... 29 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 ECI RockSolid MAX ......................................... 42-43 www.ecirocksolidmax.com; 800-588-5128 Franmar ................................................................. 15 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 House-Hasson Hardware Company ...................... 47 www.househasson.com; 800-333-0520 Howard Products Inc. ........................................... 58 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 HSI ................................................................... 62-63 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Hy-Ko Products Co. ............................................... 72 www.hy-ko.com; 800-896-7890 International Home+Housewares Show ............... 37 www.housewares.org IPG ........................................................................ 39 www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Iron&Oak ............................................................... 59 www.ironandoak.com/HRM; 866-281-4509 Jrco ....................................................................... 68 www.jrcoinc.com/HRM; 866-537-6216 Kissler & Co. Inc. .................................................. 18 www.kissler.com; 800-KISSLER Koelnmesse Inc. ................................................... 76 www.eisenwarenmesse.com; 773-326-9925 Maxim ................................................................... 73 www.maximmfg.com/HRM; 888-376-0849 Metaltech Scaffolding ........................................... 28 www.metaltech.co; 800-363-7587 Midwest Fastener ............................................ 24-25 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 NRHA All-Industry Conference ....................................... 75 www.nrhaconference.com NRHA Training Course ................................................31, 33, 35 www.nrha.org/training NRHA Young Retailer of the Year .............................81 www.nrha.org/yroty Old Masters .......................................................... 69 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Oneida Air Systems .............................................. 56 www.oneida-air.com; 800-732-4065 Onward Mfg. .......................................................... 9 www.omcbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Orgill Inc. ........................................................84-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 Paladin Data Corporation....................................... 21 www.paladinpointofsale.com; 541-803-6060 Phifer ...................................................................... 7 www.phifer.com; 800-841-9473 Rust Patrol ............................................................ 32 www.rustpatrol.com; 713-400-3100 Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. ........................ 17 go.strongtie.com/outdooraccents; 800-999-5099 Stihl ....................................................................... 23 www.stihlusa.com/dealers; 800-467-8445 SureCan ................................................................ 57 www.SureCanUSA.com; 801-827-0500 Tacoma Firelogs .................................................... 30 www.tacomafirelogs.com; 253-272-4107 True Value Company ............................................... 3 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 UGL ........................................................................... 5 www.ugl.com; 800-845-5227 Watcher Total Protection ........................................ BC www.watcherprotect.com; 877-289-2824 Woodland ................................................................ 77 www.pinecar.com; 573-346-5555 Wooster Brush Company .................................. 11, 53 www.woosterbrush.com; 800-392-7246 *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. The Publisher assumes no liability for errors or omissions. AD INDEX

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