Digital News Digest

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
July 10, 2017

REPORT: Lampert considers deal with Sears Canada

Lampert's hedge fund is considering a deal with Sears Canada, which is aiming to restructure itself under bankruptcy protection. The news comes as Sears Holdings announced an additional 43 Sears and Kmart store closings. (Source: Reuters) read more
July 7, 2017

REPORT: Here’s how Dunn Hardware competes with the big boys

It may be the age of Amazon, but a Richmond Heights, Ohio, Ace Hardware store is flexing its Independent muscle. (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer) read more
July 5, 2017

REPORT: Lumber Liquidators founder moves on

Out of the national spotlight as the chief of Lumber Liquidators, Tom Sullivan remains knee-deep in home improvement, and now owns Gracious Home. (Source: New York Post) read more
June 30, 2017

REPORT: After London fire, materials under scrutiny

The fatal Grenfell Tower blaze in London spread quickly, and investigators are looking at the use of cheap building materials, among other building safety factors. (Source: Popular Mechanics) read more
June 29, 2017

REPORT: Lowe's and its recent deal (a benefit analysis)

Here's one perspective on how Lowe's can benefit from its recent acquisition of Maintenance Supply Headquarters. (Source: Forbes) read more
June 28, 2017

REPORT: Tindell’s stands the test of time

When a company celebrates 125 years, that’s news. Tindell’s Building Materials thanked customers for their loyalty as it looked ahead to the future.  (Source: Knoxville News Sentinel) read more
June 26, 2017

REPORT: Scam, Sweet Scam

Summer season is home-improvement scam season, according to the Better Business Bureau (Source: KGTV San Diego) read more
June 23, 2017

REPORT: Sears is closing 20 more stores

These closings are in addition to the 245 that were already announced this year. Here's the full list. (Source: Business Insider) read more
June 21, 2017

REPORT: Bob Nardelli's message to retailers

The former chairman and CEO appeared on CNBC to discuss retail complacency, warning against the assumption that one is "un-Amazon-able." (Source: CNBC) read more