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Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

Housing Affordability Takes a Hit

Housing affordability continued to fall across the country as the median price of single-family homes rose due to a continued lack of housing inventory, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® Housing Affordability Index. The median single-family home price …

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Slow and Steady: Lowe’s Releases Q1 Results

Lowe's Canada

Lowe’s reported net earnings of $624 million for the quarter ended May 2, 2014, a 15.6 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 24.5 percent to $0.61 from $0.49 in the first quarter …

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Home Depot Q1 Results: Up, Lower Than Expected

Home Depot’s fiscal first-quarter net income jumped 12 percent as a key sales metric improved despite a slow start to the spring selling season due to bad weather but the company still missed both adjusted earnings and revenue expectations. The company reported first …

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Terry Davis to Become CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited

Home Hardware’s Board of Directors announced that Terry Davis, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Hardware Stores Limited, will become the new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2014. Davis succeeds current President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Straus, who remains …

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Retailers Explore German Home Improvement Stores

Retailers representing countries including Sweden, Australia, the U.S. and more added store tours to their agendas for the International Hardware Fair today, the last day of the show. In hopes of seeing the trends and products they were seeing on …

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The Dawn of a New Day for Independents

Messages emerging from the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, today shed light on potential changes occurring in the retail environment that could prove positive for independent home improvement retailers across the world. John Herbert, general secretary of the European …

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