December 22, 2011

New products and new-product knowledge took center stage earlier this month at Do it Best Corp.'s New Product Expo held in Woodburn, Ore. 

Among the hundreds of new products added to inventory were more than 100 exclusive Channellock items, the company said.

December 6, 2011

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. has promoted Alexander Stanton to senior VP supply chain. In his new role, Stanton will handle logistics, transportation, distribution centers, inventory management and pricing for the 1,054-store retailer.

He joined the company in 2006 as VP finance and was later named senior VP finance and strategy. In his new role, he will report to Gregory Sandfort, president and chief merchandising officer.

November 22, 2011

Downey, Calif.-based All American Home Center is closing after more than 50 years of business.

According to the Downey Patriot newspaper, the retailer hired Gordon Brothers Group to handle the liquidation of inventory, a process that will run into next month. 

November 3, 2011

ABC Supply, the nation’s largest distributor of roofing, has promoted Mike Boggs to director of operations, a newly created position. In his new role, Boggs is responsible for championing, developing and implementing critical operational initiatives, including continued improvement of the company’s Customer Service Delivery System (CSDS), inventory management, fleet optimization, outside sales management, response to storms, and the leveraging of technology to enhance internal service quality and customer service. 

October 21, 2011

Central Garden & Pet has announced the promotion of Paul Hibbert to senior VP supply chain. Hibbert will be responsible for all aspects of the company's consolidated supply chain operations, including manufacturing, warehousing, procurement, inventory management and distribution.  He reports to Gus Halas, president and CEO of Central Operating Companies.

September 27, 2011

CoreLogic, a provider of information, analytics and business services, has reported that the current residential shadow inventory as of July 2011 declined slightly to 1.6 million units, representing a supply of five months. 

Also known as pending supply, shadow inventory is an estimate calculated by the number of distressed properties not currently listed on multiple listing services (MLSs) that are seriously delinquent (90 days or more), in foreclosure and real estate owned by lenders. 

June 27, 2011

Of the 32 vendor companies that were recognized as Golden Hammer Award winners during the 2011 ceremony in Las Vegas, five received special commendation in the form of a Committee Choice award.

These five award winners were selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee as examples of the best-of-the-best in the home improvement industry. The panel recognized high performance in five disciplines -- new product innovation, inventory management, serving the pros, category management and quality control.

May 14, 2011

Knoxville, Tenn.-based regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware completed its $2 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. expansion of the company’s Prichard, W.Va., warehouse.

“We’ve moved in, the racks are up, and the bins are being filled,” said Don Hasson, House-Hasson president. “Our West Virginia warehouse will have the same items as are available through our Knoxville warehouse. This means faster and more efficient shipping and delivery of all our products to our customers.”

February 17, 2011

Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co, announced a change in its accounting for inventories from a specific goods last in, first out (LIFO) approach to a Link Chain LIFO method. 

The new method is preferable for several reasons, according to Trex:

December 15, 2010

An auction to sell off the remaining inventory of Terre Haute, Ind.-based retailer Paitson Bros. Ace Hardware has been set for Dec. 18, according to the Tribune Star. 

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