Digital News Digest

March 27, 2017

REPORT: Is the Craftsman deal safe?

With Sears issuing ominous warnings about its viability, the Craftstman-to-Stanley deal is in the books. But here's how it could be voidable. (Source: USA Today) read more
March 23, 2017

REPORT: A closure in Connecticut

After 29 years in business, and an unsuccessful effort to sell the business, Deep’s Hardware is shutting its doors in Danbury. (Source: The News-Times)

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March 23, 2017

REPORT: Sears liquidity plan may well fall short

Here's a take on why Sears' plan to continue selling off or licensing its brands might not save it in the long run. (Source: Reuters) read more
March 22, 2017

REPORT: Akzo Nobel rejects PPG again

Dutch paint company Akzo Nobel rejeceted PPG's second takeover bid for $24 billion. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
March 22, 2017

REPORT: Sears has doubts about its future

After years of making hopeful public-facing statements about its return to profitability, Sears said that it has "substantial doubt" about its ability to survive. (Source: Forbes) read more
March 21, 2017

REPORT: PPG makes another go at Akzo deal

After Akzo rebuffed PPG's initial bid of $22.4 billion, sources say PPG is preparing to make another offer. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
March 17, 2017

REPORT: Home Depot is recruiting at SXSW

Plenty of big companies are using the festival to scout out top tech talent and visionaries -- including Home Depot. (Source: Investor's Business Daily) read more
March 16, 2017

REPORT: What's the deal with Akzo and PPG?

PPG made a bid for the Dutch paint maker, but sources close to the matter say there's reason to believe the Akzo CEO is biding his time. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
March 15, 2017

REPORT: Kmart president departs unannounced

It appears as though Kmart president and chief member officer Alasdair James has left the company. (Source: Business Insider) read more
March 14, 2017

REPORT: Riding out the storm

The scene played out in New Jersey -- and across the Northeast -- as a late winter storm snapped hardware stores into action. (Source: read more
March 13, 2017

REPORT: Pay spike for Valspar CEO creates speculation about his next move

CEO Gary Hendrickson's salary shot up 45% year-over-year -- raising questions over whether he'd be staying on after Sherwin-Williams acquires the company. (Source: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) read more
March 9, 2017

REPORT: Depot settles breach-related lawsuit

Remember that 2014 data breach at the Home Depot that spawned lawsuits from financial institutions? Here's the latest. (Source: RTT News)  read more
March 9, 2017

REPORT: Kenmore grills are on the move

Sears has made a licensing deal with Permasteel to expand the sale of Kenmore grills beyond Sears and Kmart. (Source: Milwaukee Business Journal) read more
March 8, 2017

REPORT: PPG Industries looking to link up with Dutch rival

According to sources familiar with the matter, PPG Industries is considering a potential deal with Akzo Nobel NV. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
March 8, 2017

REPORT: Orchard Supply moves ahead with new Florida store

Having received the thumbs up from Winter Park’s planning and zoning board on March 7, Orchard Supply is moving forward with its plans to build a new location where a bowling alley used to be. (Source: Orlando Business Journal) read more