The better news is that numbers are up 3.2% compared with June 2016.
Hardware / Home Improvement
Sears has opened its first freestanding store dedicated to two of its strongest categories — appliances and mattresses — in Pharr, Texas.
"Every product I’ve created is meant to solve a problem, and these are products you won’t find at your local hardware store."
"We also have a great assortment of private brands and our appliance floor is one of the largest appliance sales floors in Canada," said Jim Caldwell, EVP, Lowe’s Big Box Retail.
Joining Martha Stewart Crafts products on Michaels shelves are Artminds, Americana, Crafts Smart, FolkArt, Krylon and Rust-Oleum.
The brand, which is available exclusively at Menards stores, is billing Blackhearth as a statement-making paint color.
Sears also plans to evaluate strategic options to unlock value from its Kenmore and DieHard private brands.
To combat uncertainty and stretch dollars, 89% of millennials are buying private label brands, IRI noted, as compared with 81% of the total population.
Lowe’s has launched a professional monitoring service at the market-leading price of $14.95 a month for its private brand Iris smart home security system.
The A. O. Smith water heaters will be featured in a dedicated display designed to quickly educate shoppers on their selection options.