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Ace Announces Board of Director Changes

Ace Hardware elected a new chairman and two new board members this week. The Ace Hardware board of directors elected its new chairman, Jim Ackroyd, chief executive officer of Vision Ace Hardware, an 11-store chain in southwest Florida. Ackroyd was …

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Kimberly McCluskey Joins Leight Sales

Leight Sales would like to introduce and welcome Kimberly A. McCluskey to Leight Sales as Buyer. Kimberly A. McCluskey comes from an extensive background of Retail Buying and Merchandising. She has been a senior buyer at Sears, Sports Authority and …

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Commercial Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Improvement

The outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors is slightly improving across the country despite disappointing economic growth during the first quarter of 2014. According to the National Association of Realtors quarterly commercial real estate forecast and …

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Home Depot Ramps up Supply Chain In Prep for Two-Day DTC Deliveries

Home Depot’s vision of interconnected retail continues to develop. While the retailer continues to its brick-and-mortar presence, it continues to grow its virtual assets to better optimize new technology and new shopping behaviors. With the launch of direct-to-consumer shipping, Home Depot’s online business grew by more …

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Lowe’s Announces New CIO

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced that Paul D. Ramsay was promoted to chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. He has been serving as acting CIO since March. Ramsay will report to Richard D. Maltsbarger, who has been appointed chief development officer. Maltsbarger …

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Housing Shortages in the Future?

New home construction activity is currently insufficient in most of the U.S., and some states could face persistent housing shortages and affordability issues unless housing starts increase to match up with local job creation, according to new analysis by the …

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HERO Appoints New Execs

HERO (I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation) appointed Terry Newton as Sr. VP Global Sales – Key Accounts. Newton has been involved in the delivery of custom color, most recently with X-Rite as Vice-President, Sales & Business Development, and Carlos de Melo to …

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