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April 27, 2012

Channel analysis
Sales of exterior lighting products jumped 21.3% in the 12 months from March 2011 to February 2012, compared with the same period in the previous year, according to the market size estimate from NPD Group’s Consumer Tracking Service. Consumers lit up their yards to the tune of $789 million during that time, with most of the spend occurring at warehouse home centers.

June 2, 2011

Top-line retail same-store sales held steady with a 5.7% gain in May, but showed the effects of plans by shoppers to curb spending, according to Kantar Retail.

January 14, 2011

In its first-ever expansion outside of the United States, Target Corp. on Thursday said it would acquire up to 220 Zellers discount department stores in Canada from the Hudson’s Bay Co. for $1.8 billion. The deal will allow Target to open 100 to 150 Target stores throughout Canada in 2013 and 2014.

October 3, 2010

Across the home channel, retailers and distributors point to painting as the most common home...

December 2, 2008

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings Corp. posted a third-quarter loss of $146 million, compared to...

September 28, 2008

Hackett’s, a chain of department stores with full service True Value Hardware departments, has...

September 21, 2008

At a time when small department stores are losing ground to mass competition, the Hacketts...

September 17, 2008

Linda Geise will lead the co-op’s efforts to improve member profitability of its housewares business...

August 5, 2008

“We were very pleased with the opening of the new location, and we received positive...

July 13, 2008

The faucet category is one of the more artistic areas of home improvement. Many of...

July 15, 2007

Not many hardware stores maintain an active bridal registry program.But some 100 miles south of...