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The Home Depot Q4 ’17 Performance Announced

The Home Depot announced its Q4 ’17 performance was at 7.6% growth over Q4 ’16, posting a revenue of $23.9 billion. This outperformed analysts’ expectations by 0.8%. At the end of Q4 ’17 the home improvement retailer operated 2,284 stores versus 2,278 in Q4 ’16, an addition of 6 stores. Same store comparisons show a… Read more »

Reliance Worldwide Corporation/Sharkbite Wins the 2018 Spark Award

Reliance Worldwide Corporation was presented with the Spark Award at the Suppliers Reception held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at The New American Home® in Orlando, Florida, prior to the opening of the International Builders Show®. RWC recently joined Accelerated Analytics family of customers in the DIY, home and hardware retail segment, to process their… Read more »

Lowe’s CEO Announces Retirement

Lowe’s announced today that CEO, Robert Niblock, will be retiring after 25 years with the home improvement retailer. Mr. Niblock will retain his position as chairman, president and CEO until the board selects his replacement. He became CEO in 2005 and was in charge of the $2.4 billion acquisition of Canadian retailer Rona, Inc. “As… Read more »

February Home Sales Prove Housing Market Has Not Peaked

The National Association of Realtors announced Wednesday that previously owned home sales in February grew 3% over the previous month. Sales versus February of last year were up 1.1%. This comes after a two month drop in sales in January and December. The change in February eases concerns that the housing market had peaked. However,… Read more »

Retail and Construction Jobs Increase in February

February was a huge month for retail employment, seeing an increase of over 46,000 new jobs over January. This was four times greater than the amount of jobs added in January over December. General merchandise stores were up by 17,700 jobs. Clothing and accessory stores were up 14,900, and building materials stores added 10,300 jobs.… Read more »

Home Depot Donating $50 Million to Train Construction Workers

The Home Depot announced Thursday that it will donate from its Home Depot Foundation to The Home Builders Institute over the next 10 years, to train veterans, high school students and disadvantaged youth in the construction industry. The US has seen a decline in trained workers in the industry, affecting home building levels and housing… Read more »

Accelerated Analytics Customers in the News

L’Oreal, who utilizes Accelerated Analytics for its retailer point of sale data collection and harmonization for the majority of its US Luxe division retailers, revealed its 2017 results this week. Chairman and CEO, Jean-Paul Agon, spoke at a financial analysts’ meeting with specific results.  In the final quarter of the fiscal 2017 year, sales were… Read more »

2018 Looks Like a Promising Year for Retail

The week of February 4 through February 10 kicked off the new 4-5-4 retail calendar year. 2017 ended with a 53rd week, which occurs every 4 years. Retailers reported $3.53 trillion in sales for 2017, up 3.9% over 2016. Retail industry experts are expecting this new 2018 retail year to do well. The NRF (National… Read more »

Retail Industry Job Changes

The retail industry suffered job losses in 2017, ending December with a 20% decrease in jobs in the retail trade. There was a lot of job expansion in other industries, with huge growth in construction and hospitality, with retail and utilities being the only to drop. The trend of decreasing retail jobs is being attributed… Read more »