Anthony Hurst has been appointed president, Lowe’s Canada, pending work authorization which is expected in February. He will report to president and CEO Marvin Ellison and will be based in Boucherville, Quebec.
Author Matthew Kramer
A strong economy has helped the housewares industry make new investments, despite continued uncertainty surrounding tariffs and cost pressures from the top and bottom. Many housewares suppliers in 2020 will be introducing new products that differentiate themselves from the competition, developing more ways to connect directly with consumers and continuing to fine-tune business operations.
Kroger’s Pam Matthews, president of the central division, has retired and the company has promoted Colleen Juergensen— currently president of the Dillons division— to president of the central division and Steve Dreher— currently vp/Dillons— to president of the Dillons division.
The Home Depot has been recognized as a global leader on corporate climate action for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and build a more sustainable future for consumers and their homes.
As part of Kohl’s commitment to health and wellness this year, the department store is continuing to collaborate with wellness company WW (formally Weight Watchers International). Kohl’s and WW are launching WW pop-ups in select stores this January to support customers on their wellness journeys.
Macy’s and Zola, a registry and wedding planning platform, have launched a wedding registry partnership. Engaged couples can now register for over 2,000 of Macy’s private brand and exclusive gifts across bedding, bath, tabletop, and home, directly on Zola.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) said that Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon will serve as the new chairperson of the association’s board of directors, following an election that took place at RILA’s semi-annual board of directors meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Home Depot Foundation has committed up to $250,000 in response to the continued earthquake activity in Puerto Rico.
Breville has launched the 3X Bluicer Pro and is touting the kitchen appliance’s versatility as a blender and juicer combination. The company is encouraging consumers to get “bluicing,” by mixing fresh juice with fresh blends using the same appliance.
Google Cloud and Lowe’s are expanding their work together to create a technology foundation to help the home improvement retailer deliver customer experiences and empower store associates with tools to better serve customers.
In response to the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery.
Stop & Shop will power 40 of its stores in Massachusetts and New York with Bloom Energy servers. The servers will provide clean, reliable, 24/7 electricity in a microgrid configuration that will continue to power each store in the event of a grid power outage, the company said.
Kirkland’s has mutually parted ways with president and chief operating officer, Michael Cairnes. Woody Woodward, the company’s CEO, will add the role of president and will oversee operations in addition to his ongoing responsibilities across merchandising and marketing.
MacNeill Pride Group, a designer and manufacturer of sporting goods and related products, has purchased Outdoor Recreation Company of America (ORCA), a supplier of premium coolers, drinkware and other outdoor accessories. Terms were not disclosed.
National spending for improvements and repairs on owner-occupied homes is expected to rise only modestly this year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
CVS is debuting its HealthHub store format in 15 locations across the Houston community. The retailer’s new store format is said to feature a broader range of health care services to help patients better manage chronic conditions; more products and services focused on overall health and wellness; and trusted advice and personalized care.