No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.
Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.
Cordless drills made in China sold at Harbor Freight Tools from April 2008 through May 2012 are the subject of a recall.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the black rigger switch of the Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills can wear down over time and allow for metal to make contact with other metal, causing an overheating or burn hazard.
The product has a 19.2-volt rechargeable battery pack.
Harbor Freight's e-circular at harborfreight.com features a deal-of-the-day concept. It's simple: For each day of the week, there's a deal. Each item features a discount code that customers enter when they check out to receive the discount, or they can bring the coupon to the store.