(RTTNews) – Lowe’s Canada, affiliated to home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), announced Wednesday that it is currently recruiting for positions in its RONA and Reno-Depot corporate stores in Quebec.
The company plans to fill more than 625 full-time and part-time regular positions in these stores.
Further, about 30 positions are available at the Boucherville distribution centre.
Lowe’s Canada said it offers associates several benefits, including a student incentive program providing a minimum of $200 to eligible associates in position for least three months, an award program, a flexible schedule, and exclusive discounts.
Marc Macdonald, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at Lowe’s Canada, said, “We are looking for dynamic, customer-oriented individuals from all backgrounds, with or without experience, to immediately join our teams across the province, particularly in the Montreal Metropolitan Community, Gatineau, and Quebec City. As we navigate through uncertain times, we offer multiple career opportunities, stable and rewarding
(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.
The COVID-19 retail shutdowns earlier this year did as of yet incalculable damage to some sectors in retail. When the government determined which retailers could stay open for the duration – and which had to close – the scales of retail commerce were weighted to favor e-commerce, mass merchants, dollar stores, grocery, and home improvement retailers. That left many others, like fashion, jewelry, footwear, and furniture and home furnishings stores, hanging by a thread.
Two recent studies – one from UBS and another from IBM IBM – give an accounting of where retail is now and where it is going to be tomorrow.
The UBS study looks at the number of permanent store closures by retail sector, projecting trends out to 2025,
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If you’re looking for new furniture for your home, how do you know where to start? With so many furniture stores and types of furniture, the choices may seem overwhelming. First, narrow down what type of furniture you’d like, decide if you’re interested in shopping at a smaller, local store or a large chain and if you’re looking for custom furniture or something that’s already been manufactured.
Traditional Vs Contemporary Furniture Stores
First, decide what style furniture you’d prefer. It’s a good idea to decide if you’re planning on redoing an entire room or if you’re just updating the look of a few pieces. Also, look at the rest of your home – you may not want to design a bedroom using heavy, dark, traditional furniture if the rest of your home is done in a modern style.
If you’re unsure what type of furniture you like, look to interior … Read More
Furniture stores have developed a reputation for marketing strategy-a sale for every holiday imaginable, no payments for 90 days, or no interest for 3 years are commonly-used promotional tools to drive sales. These certainly work, but they’re not exactly unique. If you’re new to the furniture market or you’re looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, you’ll want to choose something that doesn’t involve Uncle Sam or Santa Claus. Here are some great options.
Online classifieds-Websites like Craigslist and eBay have made the online classified ad sales process very easy. Customers turn to these places to check out merchandise before entering a store, so list your product here to reach them! Hire a part-time employee to photograph your merchandise and list it on these sites, or you can even subcontract the work to business specifically-designed for the task.
In-store training-Hosting in-store training classes or seminars
Buying from American furniture stores is not just being patriotic, but makes sense, particularly if you are buying home furniture online. Even if not, furniture made in America from solid hardwoods such as maple, cherry, hickory and Oak from firms such as Nichols & Stone, Cambridge Mills and Simply Amish is of high quality wherever you buy it.
So why American, and why not import fine English furniture or French classic designs for your home? Some will prefer these of course, but it is hard to beat the solidity of American furniture made using traditional carpentry techniques with traditional American woods. Take quarter sawn oak, for example.
This comes from the same tree as ordinary oak, but the plank is sawn radially into the annual rings. If you imagine a radius drawn from the center of a cross-section of the trunk out to the bark, an ordinary plank is cut … Read More
Ever since the first English settlements in Jamestown in 1607, entrepreneurs were using their home improvement skills to help build a better life. These specialized skills will always be needed, no matter how they are utilized and/or distributed. From plumbing to window installation, these trade services are practiced within all areas of civilized life.
Up until the end of the late 19th century, most home improvement services were worked by individuals or smaller mom and pop type businesses. Not until stores like Lowe’s started popping up in the early 20th century did we start seeing larger entities become highly competitive against the smaller mom and pop type home improvement businesses. The fact of the matter is, these large businesses could provide services for cheaper, but not necessarily better.
So, why do big box chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s provide home improvement services? Why don’t they just sell improvement goods? … Read More