Ken Clark
Editor in chief

Home Channel News editor in chief Ken Clark is an eleven-year veteran of Lebhar-Friedman Inc. and was executive editor of Chain Store Age magazine before being promoted to his new position in June 2006.


A graduate of Indiana University, Ken’s 19-years of journalism experience includes nearly a decade of covering the retail industry. He began his career as a news reporter in the Caribbean for the BVI Beacon, and later joined the staff of the St. Croix Avis, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More recently, his work in the retail field has been recognized by Lebhar-Friedman’s Blue Chip Award for Distinguished Journalism.


His editorial column on the business of the home channel appears each month in Home Channel News.


Ken lives in Metuchen, N.J., with his wife and two children.

Articles by this author:

  • Wed Apr 26 2017

    As the U.S. Lumber Coalition celebrates, home builders rail against Canadian Softwood tariffs. 

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  • Wed Apr 26 2017

    Three industry veterans share business lessons from the Marines, the Navy and the Air Force.

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  • Mon Apr 17 2017

    With Earth Day just around the corner, a poll shows Americans in a ‘green’ frame of mind.

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  • Mon Apr 03 2017

    The tipping points, the opportunities, and the big picture for dealers.

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  • Fri Mar 31 2017

    Maya Schultz takes a systematic approach to find the next big idea.

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  • Tue Mar 28 2017

    Two congressmen and a handful of "priority issues" kick-start a Legislative Conference.

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  • Fri Mar 24 2017

    Gatlinburg Ace Hardware lifts a fire-ravaged community in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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  • Wed Mar 22 2017

    The Ace Hardware Corp. CEO makes the case against buzzwords, and for service and quality

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  • Thu Mar 16 2017

    Make no mistake, say Ace executives, hardware stores are under attack.

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  • Wed Mar 15 2017

    A measuring tool doesn’t need lasers to be innovative. Check out these four options.

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Blogs by this author:

  • On Thursday afternoon, it was announced to the entire company of Lebhar-Friedman, publishers of Home Channel News, that one of our colleagues had died suddenly and unexpectedly.

    Dave Stewart was 51 years old. He was a salesman for HCN’s sister publication Chain Store Age. It is impossible to adequately celebrate any life with an appropriate degree of eloquence and reverence. But it can be helpful for the writer. So here it goes.