January 3, 2013

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware launched Instant Savings, a program for Ace Rewards members that allows them to receive instant discounts at the register. 

November 19, 2012

According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales in the U.S. rose 2.1% in October. 

Existing home sales grew to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.79 million units, according to a report issued Monday morning by the National Association of Realtors. 

The figure is up 2.1% from September’s rate, and up 10.9% from the 4.32 million level in October 2011.

August 22, 2012

More hiring has yet to lead to more pay. While U.S. unemployment fell from 10% in October 2009 to 8.3% in August 2012, it has not been enough to boost salary budget increases and, subsequently, employee wages, according to WorldatWork, an association of total rewards professionals.

January 9, 2012
August 11, 2011

The weather is always a popular topic in discussions of retail performance, but it seems this recent quarter has produced a storm of exceptionally intense meteorological commentary.

The following are just some of the examples of CEOs talking about the weather taken from news reports of the past several days:

August 9, 2011

Anderson, S.C.-based Delta Power Equipment Corp. named four regional sales managers: Joe Brakhage, Northeast, Rick Carr, Midwest; Dennis Mickelson, Western; and Curt Thomas, Southeastern.

Carr started with Rockwell International’s power tool division in 1977 as a district sales manager and worked his way up through the Pentair Tool Group to become hardware channel national accounts manager from 1999 to 2003 with responsibilities for a number of their brands, including Delta. Most recently, he was hardware channel national accounts manager with Senco Brands. 

March 10, 2011

Chicago-based paint manufacturer Valspar Corp. has enlisted the aid of lifestyle guru Genevieve Gorder to select eight standout Valspar colors for a spring palette.

The colors are plumberry, green tea leaves, swiftly green, sage morsel, ancestral haze, gold infusion, channel seal gray and promenade.

July 27, 2010

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