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Lowe’s To Install ‘Buy Online Pickup In Store’ Lockers At All U.S. Stores

(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores aiming to improve contactless delivery for online buyers amid worsening Covid-19 spread.

The “Buy Online Pickup in Store” self-service lockers at its more than 1,700 stores will be available by the end of March 2021. In most major metro markets, the additional online pickup option will be installed by Thanksgiving.

Lowe’s is teaming with Parcel Pending by Quadient, a provider of package management solutions, for the retail locker solution.

The electronic technology in the lockers generates a scannable barcode when an order is ready for pickup. Customers can quickly collect their online orders from self-service lockers near the front of stores in locations.

This will eliminate checkout time, allow direct access to pick up orders, and help customers get in and out of the store faster during the busy holiday season.

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Condon Hardware, a family-owned hardware store in Medway, is going to close after 55 years in business – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

Condon Hardware at 114 Main St. first opened in town back in 1965 at another location on Main Street located in the same plaza it operates today, said owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire at the end of this year.

MEDWAY — After 55 years as the town’s go-to store for local home improvement needs, Condon Hardware will close at the end of this year.

The popular hardware and supply store at 114 Main St. first opened in 1965 at another location in the same Main Street plaza where it operates today, said owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire.

After experiencing some medical issues this spring – around the time the business’ lease was set to be renewed — Condon, 75, said he reconsidered running the store. And due to the coronavirus pandemic, he opted to retire rather than sell the space.

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Condon Hardware, a family-owned hardware store in Medway, is going to close after 55 years in business – News – Wicked Local

Condon Hardware at 114 Main St. first opened in town back in 1965 at another location on Main Street located in the same plaza it operates today, said Owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire at the end of this year.

MEDWAY — After 55 years as the town’s go-to store for local home improvement needs, Condon Hardware in Medway will close at the end of this year.

The popular hardware and supply store at 114 Main St. first opened in town back in 1965 at another location in the same Main Street plaza where it operates today, said owner Dennis Condon, who is planning to retire at the end of this year.

After experiencing some medical issues this spring – around the time the business’ lease was set to be renewed — Condon, 75, said he reconsidered running the store. And due to the coronavirus pandemic, he opted

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Carmel police seeking info on suspect in repeated tool thefts from home improvement store

Police in Carmel are searching for a man believed to be involved in the theft of tools on several occasions from a home improvement store.



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Investigators shared three surveillance photos of the suspect, including one from the latest alleged theft on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Lowe’s store in Carmel. Police believe the same suspect is involved in the other two thefts of cordless finishing nailers, as well. 

The white male suspect, who is described as standing between 5-feet-5-inches and six-feet tall and weighing between 150-170 pounds, was last seen wearing a green Indiana Pacers t-shirt, blue shorts and a black-and-white hat. He was wearing a blue Indianapolis Colts facemask during the alleged theft on Sept. 11.

Police say the man also has a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm. He was seen leaving the store Friday in a dark four-door sedan.

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America’s Favorite Home Improvement Store Might Surprise You

Home Depot and Lowe’s might be the best-known home improvement retailers in America, but neither is the favorite of consumers.



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That honor goes to Ace Hardware — again.

Ace ranked No. 1 for overall customer satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2020 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study, marking the 13th time in 14 years that the retailer outscored the competition.

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The 2020 study was based on a survey of more than 2,600 customers who had purchased home improvement-related products from a home improvement retailer in the prior 12 months.

The overall customer satisfaction scores are based on five factors:

  • Merchandise
  • Price
  • Sales and promotions
  • Staff and service
  • Store facility

Speedy service from friendly, knowledgeable staff is key. Christina Cooley, director of the @Home practice at J.D. Power, explains:

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Consumer News: Amazon launches luxury store, Lowe’s its own ‘Shark Tank’

Enter Amazon. Company leaders announced Tuesday it’s going to start carrying high-end brands. They’re calling the new venture Luxury Stores, and it’s only available through the app for prime members and by invitation only. If you have Amazon Prime and you haven’t gotten your invitation, click here. The first designer being featured is Oscar de la Renta. You can open your Amazon app and see the fall/winter collection along with handbags jewelry and accessories.

Restaurants going belly up

Luxury retailers aren’t the only ones struggling. It’s a tough time to own a restaurant. And it seems selling take-out is not enough. According to the National Restaurant Association, 100,000 eateries have closed in the last six months. That means one in six have either closed down permanently or for the foreseeable future. And nearly 3 million restaurant employees are out of work. Those that are still open are struggling. Last

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Zeasn launches Smart TV App Store

OTT and smart TV services provider Zeasn has announced version 3.0 of its Smart TV App Store (Zeasn App Store). Zeasn says the new release adopts a minimalist design style and has completely innovated the UI, as well as a series of new features and improvements, including One-click Update, Silent Installation, Batch Uninstall Apps, Advertising Configuration Optimization, and support XAPK application installation etc. The update will begin rolling out this week, the company said. Zeasn’s existing customers can upgrade for free, and the pending new Smart devices can also be integrated too. 

In terms of design, compared to the dark green style of the old version 2.0, the color palette for the new store is based on soft purple, emphasizing simple and concise visual effects. The Zeasn design team hopes that through the minimalist design and intuitive visual experience, users can focus on the core of the large TV

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The Dime Store has reopened for dine-in and carryout in downtown Detroit

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A beloved Detroit eatery is back in business. The Dime Store reopened for dine-in and carryout in downtown Detroit on Monday.

The restaurant announced on Facebook that the reopening comes after extensive remodeling, including changes both cosmetic and for imporved safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.




“We’ve been busy these last few months making the place shiny & new, including beautiful refinished floors, new cherry countertops and tables, fresh paint, a deep cleaning that would make even mom proud, and one change that you won’t be able to see, but will feel: a new hood fan and ductwork that has vastly improved air quality and ventilation,” the owners wrote on Facebook. “We can’t wait for you to check out the updates and hope they will make

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Walmart completes renovation of Bloomingdale store

BLOOMINGDALE — Walmart said Monday it has completed its remodeled Supercenter in Bloomingdale. The remodel includes several department transformations and the addition of innovations such as a Mamava Lactation Suite — or “pod,” a free-standing space that provides a clean, comfortable and private option to breastfeed or pump.

that will help customers save time. The upgrades will also complement the measures the company has taken in its U.S. stores to help protect associates and customers from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Other improvements are an updated baby department with stroller garage for customers to view products prior to purchase, a revitalized apparel department, including enlarged fitting rooms with better lighting; state-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to test out electronics; and an expanded self-checkout area with additional registers and larger bagging platforms.

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Home improvement store, eatery and fraternity house

Three new outbreaks of COVID-19 were reported in Fort Collins this week. 

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The Home Depot on John F. Kennedy Parkway and Silver Grill Cafe both reported two positive cases, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

Meanwhile, the Kappa Sigma fraternity had its second outbreak of the coronavirus. Eight members living in the off-campus chapter house tested positive for COVID-19 and five are listed as probable in an outbreak confirmed by the health department Sept. 3. 



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Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new rapid, portable and saliva-based COVID-19 test that can return results in as little as 45 minutes.

In the fraternity’s first outbreak in late July, seven members tested positive. As a result of the second outbreak, the university is requiring all members living

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