Digital News Digest

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
December 27, 2017

REPORT: Home Depot eyes logistics and transportation firm

A possible acquisition of XPO Logistics could redraw the battle lines with the Amazon empire. (Source: Reuters) read more
December 20, 2017

REPORT: All Home has big expansion plans in the Philippines

The nation’s first and only home center chain plans to expand to 28 stores next year. (Source: read more
December 20, 2017

REPORT: B&C Home and Garden Center joins Ace Hardware

The Grass Valley, Nev.-based store has been at the same location for more than 77 years. (Source: The Union) read more
December 20, 2017

REPORT: New owner, new name for Kempker’s True Value

The former Quick’s Hardware and Rental in Huxley, Iowa, rebrands itself under hardware store veteran. (Source: Ames Tribune) read more
December 18, 2017

REPORT: Marcus Lumber remodels and expands in Iowa

The Do it Best dealer is looking to become a destination point in the Hawkeye State. (Source: Sioux City Journal) read more