January 21, 2015

Lowe's Companies Inc. plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the U.S. during spring, which is typically the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry.

January 20, 2015

The Home Depot has been given until July to respond to allegations that its data breach occurred because the retailer did not meet its obligation to comply with security standards and to protect its customers' personal information, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

January 16, 2015

The Home Depot Inc. has named CEO and president Craig Menear as chairman, effective Feb. 2. He will succeed Frank Blake, who will retire as chairman.

January 15, 2015

Bob’s Discount Furniture has leased a 751,966-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution building in Shorewood, Illinois, as it prepares to expand its growing retail furniture business into the Chicago area.

January 15, 2015

A class action lawsuit compiling more than 30 of the 44 lawsuits that have been filed against The Home Depot Inc. in relation to its 2014 data breach is scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015

Ikea plans to install solar energy panels on its 380,000-sq-ft. St. Louis store, due to open in fall 2015.

January 12, 2015

Canada’s Home Hardware chain has jumped on the in-store pickup bandwagon, tapping Shopatron to complete an implementation of Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative’s in-store pickup platform.

January 9, 2015

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. beat Wall Street expectations for its third quarter net earnings even as they declined from the same quarter in fiscal 2013.

January 8, 2015

Sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 at Havertys Furniture Companies Inc. increased 9% to $213 million, compared with $196.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

January 6, 2015

The specialty apparel and home goods chain C. Wonder is shuttering its remaining stores, according to Buzzfeed.

November 26, 2014

The Conference Board said Tuesday that consumer confidence in November fell to a reading of 88.7, down from a revised 94.1 in October. The drop, which surprised analysts, put the index at its lowest level since June. 

November 26, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits connected with a data breach that affected the retailer from April-September 2014.

November 19, 2014

Lowe’s Companies raised its full-year profit and sales forecast as strong home improvement spending boosted its profits and sales in the third quarter. 

 

November 18, 2014

Ross W. (Bill) McCanless will be joining Lowe’s Companies Inc. as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

November 18, 2014

The Home Depot Inc. showed solid performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 despite reporting a major data breach in September, but still has not fully accounted for all the costs related to the breach.

November 12, 2014

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is among the first users of an omnichannel fulfillment solution that is being jointly developed by JDA Software Group Inc. and IBM.

November 7, 2014

In addition to obtaining data from 56 million payment cards between April and Sept. 2014, hackers who infiltrated the network of The Home Depot Inc. also obtained the email addresses of 53 million customers.

November 3, 2014

 A man and a woman have been charged with making more than $3 million in fraudulent charges on Home Depot Canada credit cards between 2011 and 2014.

October 30, 2014

Net income at Havertys dropped 17% to $7.82 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 from $9.49 million in the same period the previous fiscal year, with higher selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses dampening profits.

October 28, 2014

Lowe's Innovation Labs will introduce two autonomous retail service robots in an Orchard Supply Hardware store in midtown San Jose, Calif.

October 27, 2014

The home improvement giant has two locations slated to open in the second half of 2015. 

October 24, 2014

RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings) announced today the opening of its store, RH The Gallery, in West Hollywood, Calif.    

October 22, 2014

Lumber Liquidators missed Wall Street estimates for both net income and sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. 

October 20, 2014

The Home Depot announced that it has named Marc Powers executive VP, U.S. stores, effective Nov. 1, 2014. He replaces Marvin Ellison, who was recently named president and CEO designee of J.C. Penney Co.