Fuller's Home & Hardware, an Ace dealer in Hinsdale, Ill., is not your typical hardware store. Located in an historic corner building on a picturesque main street downtown, most of the ground floor is a classic neighborhood hardware store.
The second floor -- known as "The Second Floor" -- is an upscale home decor and kitchen products specialty store.
Sears Holdings Corp. filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 30 indicating its plans to spin off its Hometown and Outlet stores into a separate company, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.
Dev Mukherjee, president of the home appliances business at Sears for the past 16 months, has departed the company, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. A replacement will be named “in a few weeks,” according to a Sears spokesman.
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, former Home Depot executive Matthew Pitts has joined SMS Assist as chief operating officer.
At Atlanta-based Home Depot, Pitts was VP building services and had worked at the retailer for about 20 years. SMS is a facilities maintenance company based in Chicago. It serves about 24,000 locations.
Former Ace Hardware buyer Michael Ross, 51, died unexpectedly on Feb. 13 after a long period of rehabilitation following a motorcycle accident nearly 20 years ago, according to a notice in the Chicago Tribune.
Ross grew up in Skokie, Ill. He is survived by his brother, Harry Ross.