Tractor Supply Company has named Hal Lawton as its president, CEO and a member of the board of directors, effective January 13, 2020. Lawton, who is currently president of Macy’s, will succeed Tractor Supply’s CEO Greg Sandfort, who previously announced his intent to retire.
The fourth annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit, held in Chicago, provided an information-packed exchange for retailers and suppliers looking to optimize their participation in a growing e-commerce market for home improvement.
Lowe’s U.S. home improvement stores progressed in the third quarter, while the retailer said it is undertaking a strategic review to improve its Canadian operations.
Ace Hardware is kicking off its first-ever Thanksgrilling events this year to help inspire consumers to make their Thanksgiving meal with unique recipes and grilling tips and tricks.
Tractor Supply Company has named Christine Belknap vp/leadership development, training, diversity and inclusion.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet has reached an agreement for a fifth Michigan location in the city of Walker at the Standale Shopping District. The Walker store is slated to open in Fall 2020.
Ace Hardware has appointed Kirk Armstrong to the position of vp/distribution and supply chain innovation. Armstrong will report directly to Lori Bossmann, evp/chief supply chain officer.
Two more e-commerce experts have joined the lineup of retailers who will participate in the one-on-one meetings with suppliers during the upcoming Home Improvement eRetailer Summit, scheduled for November 6-8, 2019, at the Hotel Monaco Chicago in downtown Chicago.
Ace Hardware has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, a franchisor of home repair, maintenance, and improvement services based in Denver. Handyman Matters will become Ace Handyman Services and operate as a new stand-alone, subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corp.