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Retail
Lowe’s To Boost Workforce

Lowe’s plans to hire more than 65,000 associates this year to improve customer service and product availability. The move is said to support the growth strategy recently announced by the company’s leadership.

Retail
Wayfair Thanksgiving Period Sales Jump 58%

For the five-day shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, Wayfair said it has achieved a 58% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, on products including home furnishings and housewares.

Retail
Nordstrom Holds Hiring Day Event

Nordstrom hosted a company-wide hiring day on Friday, October 19, with events taking place in every Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack store across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in its distribution and fulfillment centers.

Retail
Williams Sonoma Readies National Hiring Events

Williams-Sonoma is planning two national hiring events, slated to take place on Friday, September 14, and Thursday, September 27, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time at all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. branded stores and care centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Appliances
Honeywell Home To Become Resideo

Honeywell has created a new company, Resideo, that will encompass the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution businesses when it become a stand-alone, publicly traded company following completion of a spin-off that is expected by the end of 2018.

Executive Profile
Dan Weiland, Menards, HVAC and Seasonal Buyer

The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.

Tabletop
Fitz And Floyd, Burke Receive Icon Honors Award

Fitz and Floyd, a division of Lifetime Brands, and Coleen Christian Burke, White House designer, received the Icon Honors Award for innovation for the First Ladies Collection of holiday tableware, décor and ornaments at a reception held July 12 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.

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