After a slow first quarter, Fortune Brands and Home Security saw a second-quarter 10% year-over-year sales bump. The company also announced that it had acquired Sentry Safe for $117.5 million.
In the second quarter, Fortune Brands reported $1.4 billion in sales, and $136.6 million in operating income before charges and gains — a $20.1 million increase over the second quarter of 2013. The total company’s pre-gains operating income grew by 28%.
An Ace Hardware store in Rochester, N.Y., is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest related to two recent burglaries.
According to an article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the April 14 and 15 burglaries were captured on the store’s surveillance camera. Two males were seen on the tape removing chainsaws and concrete chop saws.
Rochester, N.Y.-based Harris Seeds, a provider of garden seeds, supplies and organic gardening solutions, is partnering with Worm Power to offer its organic fertilizer to gardeners nationwide. The agreement makes Harris Seeds the primary distributor of Worm Power in the United States.