Integrity reveals new replacement window
Fargo, N.D.-based Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors introduced a new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung.
The company says the instant-replacement-window product combines the strength of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, beautiful wood interiors and a fit for any opening,
Insert windows are designed for applications where an older window is not performing, but a full frame replacement isn’t needed.
“This product is something that can really be used in almost any type of project,” said Becky Felling, director of marketing at Integrity Windows and Doors. “Its flexible sizing makes it easy for builders to get the right fit, and our product options ensure it can fit into any home’s existing style and decor.”
The Insert Double Hung is available in large sizes. Dual operating sashes allow for either the upper or lower sash to be opened and removed for cleaning. Plus, the new Insert Double Hung offers the new Window Control Opening Device as an option for areas where fall prevention is a concern.
HD promotes Menear, Holifield
The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, and Mark Holifield EVP supply chain and product development.
"Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. "And Mark has successfully led one of the most extensive supply chain transformations in retail history. Both are very deserving of their new leadership roles, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to our business."
Menear, who was previously EVP merchandising at Home Depot, will maintain the bulk of his former responsibilities involving merchandising, supply chain, global sourcing, vendor management, marketing and online sales, with the additional responsibility for all U.S. store operations. Marvin Ellison, EVP U.S. stores, will report directly to Menear.
Meanwhile, Holifield (who was previously SVP supply chain), will oversee sourcing and proprietary brands and continue reporting to Menear.
Menear has been with Home Depot since 1997, joining as a merchandising manager in the Southwest Division. Prior to his role with HD, Menear operated an independent retail business and held various merchandising roles at IKEA, Builders Emporium, Grace Home Centers, Montgomery Ward and more.
Holifield has over 30 years of experience in supply chain management. He joined Home Depot in 2006 and created measurable results in inventory turns and in-stock levels since. Previously, he worked for Office Depot, Frito-Lay and H.E. Butt Grocery.
Lowe’s sees potential for pros
Sales to pros are growing faster than sales to consumers at Lowe’s, which recently reported a fourth quarter sales gain of 5.6%.
According to Chief Customer Officer Greg Bridgeford, the Mooresville, N.C.-based retail giant sees an opportunity to capitalize on the pro market.
In addition to enhancing the company’s product and service offering, Lowe’s will also combine its key pro categories under the leadership of a focused general merchandise manager.
“While pros shop across the store, the penetration of sales to pro customers is highest within the traditional building and maintenance categories, including lumber and building materials, millwork, rough plumbing, electrical and tools and hardware,” Bridgeford said during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call. “So we grouped those categories into the leadership of a general merchandise manager who is focused on ensuring we have the types of products and brands that pros demand.”
Bridgeford said Lowe’s will re-launch LowesForPros.com in the second quarter. It will be a site for pros to buy online from Lowe’s, also allowing them to access contract pricing, develop requisition list and view purchase history.