Digital News Digest

March 3, 2017

REPORT: Make Way for Rural King

The 93-unit retailer known as "America's farm and home store" has its sights set on another Michigan store in a former Walmart location. (Source: M Live) read more
August 18, 2017

REPORT: The frontiers of wood insulation

With major scientific credentials, a Maine company explores the idea of converting wood fiber into high-performance insulation. (Source: Portland Press Herald) read more
August 17, 2017

REPORT: Millennial homeownership is finally catching up

Home Depot thinks Millennials will take the housing recovery and run with it. (Source: Business Insider) read more
August 16, 2017

REPORT: No deal on softwood lumber dispute

The U.S. and Canada have failed to settle the softwood lumber trade dispute, so it seems like NAFTA talks will move on without a tidy conclusion for now. (Source: Reuters) read more
August 14, 2017

REPORT: A lawsuit fee reduction for Sears and Whirlpool

Sears and Whirlpool are settling a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines, but at least their fee was reduced by $2 million. (Source: Reuters) read more
August 8, 2017

REPORT: Ganahl Lumber’s new store is one of a kind

In Torrance, California, the lumberyard operator has opened an impressive facility – including an 86,000 sq. ft. building supply store. (Source: The Daily Breeze) read more
August 8, 2017

Next Big Thing: Alkaline Batteries?

In a lithium-ion powered world, a start-up company is leading the charge for a new-and-improved kind of alkaline battery (Source: The New York Times). read more
August 4, 2017

REPORT: Lowe’s shifts to third-party delivery

The company is laying off an undisclosed number of delivery workers as it pursues a strategy to unify and speed up its deliveries. (Source: Charlotte Observer) read more
July 31, 2017

REPORT: Kight Lumber plans manufacturing facility

The Carter Lumber division will expand with a $10 million facility in south central Kentucky. (Source: ABC 13 WBKO) read more
July 31, 2017

REPORT: Home Depot partners with new home design platform

Home Depot's Pro Referral Service will connect customers with designers from Laurel & Wolf, a platform that makes interior design services accessible for a flat fee...using Home Depot supplies. (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle) read more
July 25, 2017

REPORT: Tractor Supply eyes Virginia site

The farm and ranch giant plans to open in a retail center being repurposed from a 1971-vintage mall. (Source: Duluth News Tribune) read more
July 25, 2017

REPORT: Akzo's chairman is out too now

Shortly after its CEO resigned, Akzo Nobel's chairman, who opposed PPG's takeover bid, will step down next April at the end of his term. (Source: Reuters) read more
July 21, 2017

REPORT: Amazon appliance fears may be overblown

The Sears/Amazon partnership sent the market into a tizzy yesterday. But one analyst thinks this might not be the appliance retailing death knell everyone thinks it is. (Source: CNBC) read more
July 19, 2017

REPORT: Akzo CEO quits, citing health reasons

CEO Ton Buechner has resigned at a time when the company is fiercely divided over multiple takeover bids from PPG. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
July 17, 2017

REPORT: Lampert shells out some more millions for Sears

Lampert's hedge fund is giving Sears Holdings an additional $200 million credit line. (Source: Business Insider) read more
July 13, 2017

REPORT: Lampert asks for Sears Canada restructuring documents

The Sears Holdings CEO is seeking access to Sears Canada restructuring documents. Sears Canada has also signed a number of non-disclosure agreements recently. (Source: Reuters) read more