The ground has been broken for a Menards store in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to an article in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. The 202,948-sq-ft. megastorewill become the Midwestern retailer’s second location in the state. Menards' first store in Wyoming opened in Casper.
Menards is building the store on 24 acres it purchased from the city of Cheyenne for $5.35 million. The targeted opening date is in the spring.
A 16-unit supermarket company in Texas and New Mexico is taking the plunge into the hardware business at one of its stores.
A 32,000-sq.-ft. store in Abilene, Texas, has altered its format to combine hardware and groceries., with 35% of the building dedicated to home improvement and repairs, according to an article in the Abilene Reporter-News.
Home Depot has announced the expansion of its major appliance brands by adding Whirlpool, Electrolux and Frigidaire in a limited number of stores and on Homedepot.com.
The appliances will be available through the company's Depot Direct delivery network and available to be ordered in all U.S. stores. Depot Direct includes more than 3,000 appliances delivered and installed to the customer's home within one to five days of purchase. Appliance purchases through Depot Direct include free delivery and haul-away.
An off-duty police detective running errands in Lafayette, Ind., helped authorities nab two people suspected of passing counterfeit $10 and $20 bills at Menards, Home Depot, Walmart and other stores, according to an article in the Journal and Courier.