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May 29, 2014

A Lowe’s spokeswoman told HCN that various blogs covering the story about a Lowe’s data breach inaccurately implied that consumers were affected. 

That’s not the case, said Karen Cobb, manager of corporate public relations for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based retail giant.

“This situation affected only documentation of employees approved to drive Lowe’s-owned vehicles and in no way contained any customer data,” she said.

March 24, 2014

Paul Ramsay has been named chief information officer at Lowe's following the departure of Kevin Summers earlier this month, according to multiple media sources. 

Summers was only with the home improvement retailer for two years, but specific reasons for his departure were unknown. Lowe's spokeswoman Chris Ahearn told multiple sources that the move was not related to a data breach like the one Target had, costing Target CIO Beth Jacob her job.

August 9, 2013

The latest financial release from Chicago-based True Value Co. showed the co-op’s approximate store count down by 100 stores compared to previous recent press releases.

In the boilerplate description of the company at the bottom of the release announcing second-quarter results, the co-op described its footprint as “approximately 4,500 independent retailer locations worldwide.” 

December 18, 2012

Ace Hardware is in the final stages of inking a deal that will replace Benjamin Moore, its signature national brand, with a program from Valspar paint, HCN has learned.

December 13, 2012

Hurricane lamps

June 18, 2012

Denis Abrams, CEO of paint maker Benjamin Moore, was fired from his job over a  dinner cruise to Bermuda that was charged to the company’s tab, according to an article in the New York Post. A group of officials from parent company Berkshire Hathaway, owned by billionaire Warren Buffet, showed up at the paint company’s Montvale, N.J., office two weeks ago and escorted Abrams from the building, the Post reported. 

April 3, 2012

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s is in the early stages of bringing a store to South Dennis, Mass., on Cape Cod.

"The site Lowe's is pursuing has been designated in the Cape Cod Commission's Regional Policy Plan as being within an Economic Center," said Stacey Lentz, a Lowe's spokeswoman. "We will work with the town, Cape Cod Commission and stakeholders to make this a project the community and Lowe's can be proud of."

February 27, 2012

Sears quietly added all nine of its Great Indoors stores to the list of store closings on Feb. 23.

Store managers were informed on Thursday, a Sears spokeswoman confirmed, but no exact date has been given for the closings.  

The upscale remodeling and home décor stores began opening in 1998, long before the Sears and Kmart merger. At one point, Sears operated 20 of the units, but they were never a big moneymaker for the company. 

November 21, 2011

An education tour that kicked off June 20 hit its final stop this month, as the BehrPro  Experience Tour rolled into a Louisville, Ky. Home Depot.

Since June 20, the tour has traveled to more than 400 Home Depot stores, educating customers on Behr's professional products and services. 

November 14, 2011

KraftMaid, the industry’s largest cabinet manufacturer, has laid off 175 hourly workers at factories in Orwell and Middlefield, Ohio, according to an article in the Warren Tribune Chronicle.

A spokeswoman for parent company Masco told the newspaper that, "Prolonged economic conditions have severely impacted the housing market, whether new construction or remodeling. The current climate remains challenging."

July 22, 2011

Jim Cavanaugh, president of operations at ProBuild and one of the company’s veteran executives, is leaving the company at the end of August, Home Channel News has learned. A spokeswoman for ProBuild confirmed the news and issued the following statement: 

“We thank [Cavanaugh] for his many contributions to our company and wish him well in his future endeavors. Jim will continue to work closely with our operations team until Aug. 31, 2011, in order to ensure a smooth transition.”

May 23, 2011

Federal authorities are looking into a fatal accident that occurred at a Lowe’s store in Enterprise, Ala., the company has confirmed. The victim, who has not been identified, was pinned between a delivery truck and a trailer and was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Karen Cobb, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s, said the cause has not yet been determined.

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