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Lowe's paying more bonuses and hiring 50,000

The home improvement kingpin plans to pay another $80 million in bonuses to front-line associates.

Notes from the Distribution Nation

Overcoming the challenges of a pandemic, distributors deliver with perseverance and flexibility.

Tractor Supply sales thrive in Q4

The retailer sees comparable store sales soar by more than 27% in the fourth quarter.

Tools and storage organic sales jumped 25% in the fourth quarter

Cement and wallboard sales move ahead in the third quarter.

An estimated 811,000 new homes were sold in 2020, rising 18.8 % above the 2019 figure.

Experts from John Burns Real Estate Consulting will discuss the latest forecast for home improvement spending.

"Vintage Blue" is a balance of green and renewing blue that sets a tone of calm and resilience.

A new website focuses on improving the product selection process and increasing customer education on building science.

Remembering our 2020 honorees; and taking nominations for 2021

Highlight reel of top stories of the year

These three stories from 2020 raised high the readership metrics.

The Technology Handbook: From the Future to the Frontlines of Hardware Store Retailing

10/5/2020 — As technology evolves, retailers are faced with serving their customers in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced environment.


Upcoming Events



Mon, Jan 25 - Thurs, 28
LBM FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT WEEK is an HBSDEALER LBM-only virtual event launching on January 25th, 2021.

House-Hasson Winter Virtual Event

Wed, Jan 27 - Fri, 29
Virtual event
House-Hasson Hardware to presents products, networking and education.

Insights & Opinion


LBM Confidential: Buyers, sellers and the keys to a good match

Confidentiality is the first step toward a successful business merger.


Putting the "e" into eCommerce

An approach to winning: Entrepreneurial, Efficient and (E)nspirational.

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