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August 13, 2013

Retailers had sales gains in many back-to-school categories like clothing and sporting goods but experienced surprising declines in home-based categories, including building materials and furniture stores, according to the National Retail Federation.

April 12, 2013

U.S. retail sales fell 0.4% in March, the biggest decrease in nine months, amid a slowdown in hiring and higher taxes. Excluding sales of autos, gas and building materials, core sales dropped 0.2% in March, following a 0.3% increase in January.

December 21, 2012

Mohawk Industries plans to acquire leading ceramic tile manufacturer The Marazzi Group.

July 12, 2011

The Retail Orphan Initiative on Tuesday announced the launch of an online charity locator to match up retailers looking to donate overstocked merchandise with local charities.

February 10, 2011

Lowe’s personnel changes are becoming hard to keep up with. At the end of last month, the company announced the retirement of long-time president and COO Lary Stone -- along with the news of several executive changes in the areas of merchandising, store operations and strategic planning -- then yesterday announces another round of executive promotions, including a replacement for the post vacated by Robert Gfeller Jr., who was recently promoted to EVP merchandising.

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