5 Headlines You May Have Missed

Headlines: March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

6, The number of design trends expected in kitchens for 2017.  298,000, The number of jobs added to private companies in February, a three-year high.  2, The number of days J.C. Penney will take to do a bathroom refresh in some markets as...

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Headlines: March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017

33, The percentage Amazon sales jumped in the Housewares category between 2015 and 2016, driving 15 percent of the company’s growth for the year. 88, The number of Hhgregg stores scheduled to close by mid-April....

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Headlines: March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

4, The number of new home goods stores that low-price retailer, TJX, is planning to open in the U.S. this year. 29, The number of distressed malls that a Georgia investment group has brought back to life over the last 10 years.  6, The...

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Headlines: February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

3.7 to 4.2, The percentage sales are expected to increase in 2017, according to NRF. 100, The number of businesses and trade associations joining with the International Housewares Association to speak out against the Border Adjustment...

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Headlines: February 7,2017

February 7, 2017

20, The day in January when Dollar General launched a new, small-format test store that includes a coffee shop and pizza station in an attempt to attract millennials. 100, The number of retailers opposing the Border Adjustment Tax, part of the...

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Headlines: February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

1.23 million, The value of privately owned housing starts in December, an 11.3 percent increase over November. 1 billion, The square footage of retail space that the U.S. has over what it needs, a number that is expected to grow as more stores...

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Headlines: January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

6, The number of weeks of paid parental leave Starbucks will begin offering eligible employees. 10,000, The number of retail jobs Walmart plans to add in the next year. 1.3, The percentage that Target’s overall sales fell during November...

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Headlines: January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

150, The number of nonprofitable stores Sears announced it will close this year. 28,000, The number that jobless claims dropped after Christmas, marking unemployment rates at a 43-year low. 2, The number of labor law violations Menards...

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Headlines: January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

3, The day in January 2017 nicknamed Holiday Hangover Day when consumers are expected to shop online for themselves as they get back to work. 6.5, The percentage brick-and-mortar sales rose over last year in the final week before...

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Headlines: December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

20, The number of unique products from local makers that will be featured at 160 Ace stores as part of a new partnership between the hardware retailer and The Grommet, a product-launching platform for inventors. 5, The percentage that sales grew...

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