Digital News Digest

January 23, 2018

REPORT: Trump plays tariff card

The President seeks to protect American interests by slapping duties on imported solar panels and washing machines. (Source: ABC News) read more
January 22, 2018

REPORT: Aubuchon Hardware goes digital

The 110-year-old hardware store chain continues to evolve and refresh. (Source: read more
January 19, 2018

REPORT: a new Ace in Kalamazoo

A hardware store is part of the plans for a ground-up shopping center in Michigan. read more
January 12, 2018

REPORT: Shirley Hardware makes a comeback

A Main Street staple is returning to an Indiana town after closing nearly a year ago. (Daily Reporter)
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January 12, 2018

REPORT: Canada files trade challenges with WTO

The continuing softwood lumber dispute is among the list of Canada’s trade complaints against the United States. (BBC News) read more
January 8, 2018

REPORT: A steady 20 for Contractors Building Supply

Marietta, Ohio, dealer continues to flourish while serving pros and DIYers. (Source: News and Sentinel) read more
January 8, 2018

REPORT: Lumber 1 has big plans in Arkansas

The dealer is readying expansion plans for a new home center. (Source: Arkansas Online) read more
January 5, 2018

REPORT: Key construction jobs remain open

While well-paying construction jobs remain available, there isn’t enough qualified personnel to fill the positions. (Source: Fox Business) read more
January 3, 2018

REPORT: Kroger the place for Ace?

Sources yet unnamed say Kroger and Ace are mulling a partnership that could bring the hardware store inside the grocery store. (Source: The Street) read more
January 3, 2018

REPORT: How James Loree defined Stanley Black & Decker’s ‘purpose’

Tool maker’s CEO discusses changes at the helm while running the 175-year-old company. (Source: Fortune) read more
January 2, 2018

REPORT: Analyst predicts Amazon will buy Target

Target’s “manageable” store count would give Amazon the perfect bricks-and-mortar partner, according to Gene Munster. (Source: CNBC) read more
December 29, 2017

REPORT: Court rules for Menards founder in ex-fiancée lawsuit

John Menard Jr. does not have to pay millions to ex-fiancée, former employee for professional services. (Source: USA Today) read more
December 29, 2017

REPORT: Kohler debuts an “Experience” in West Hollywood

Reservations needed for the new Kohler Experience Center. (Source: Los Angeles Times) read more
December 29, 2017

REPORT: Orgill training DC workers in Post Falls

The Workforce Development Training Fund will be used for permanent, full-time positions at its Idaho distribution center. (Source: Post Falls Press) read more
December 28, 2017

REPORT: Court rules on lead paint standards

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says the EPA must quickly revise its standard for hazardous levels of lead paint and dust. (Source: The New York Times) read more