Lowe’s Advances Smart Home Retail Concept

Lowe’s is testing a store-within-a-store concept to merchandise and educate consumers on connected and smart home devices. The “SmartSpot powered by b8ta” retail experience is a partnership with b8ta, a retail technology service provider.

Best Buy Boosts Q3

Best Buy boosted its performance in the third quarter, although the retailer warned that the Samsung phone recall could impact its holiday sales results.

Spectrum Brands Fiscal Year Net Sales Grow

Fiscal year net sales at Spectrum Brands were up 7.4% as growth in the company’s hardware and home improvement, pet supplies and home and garden segments offset declines in its global batteries and appliances division, which includes small electrics and personal care products.

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