In a letter signed not only by the president of the association but also by major North American retailers, distributors and cooperatives, the North American Hardware Association asked authorities to allow independent hardware stores to remain open even as other retail and food service establishments are restricted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit, postponed last week because of Hurricane Irma, has been rescheduled for November 29 through December 1 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, FL.
Lowe’s has appointed Michael West as svp/supply chain field operations, effective September 25. He will report to chief supply chain officer Brent Kirby.
Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed Lisa Doyle as the head of retail training, reporting to Brian Wiborg, vp/marketing, retail training and store operations.