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US: C&S names Bob Palmer CEO
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States, has appointed Bob Palmer CEO, succeeding Michael A. Duffy in the role. “C&S has been a leader in the rapidly changing grocery industry for over 102 years”, said Rick Cohen, chairman of Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S. “We will continue to drive innovation and adapt to the dynamic market conditions to better serve and support our customers. These unique times have required us to refocus our efforts and priorities”.
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US: Fresh food makes pandemic-stressed consumers happy
What made consumers happy during the pandemic? Fresh food – at least according to Deloitte. In its new “The Future of Fresh: Patterns from the Pandemic” report, Deloitte found that nine of 10 survey respondents said that fresh food literally makes them happy. The findings were based on interviews of 2,000 adults (age 18 to 70) in the United States who influenced fresh food purchases in their households. The interviews were conducted in July.
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US: Smart & Final improves store planning, workforce management
Smart & Final has implemented Logile Inc.’s store-planning and workforce management technology solutions in all of its stores. According to Logile, these solutions enable retailers to understand true labor costs and impacts, improve labor use, and achieve unparalleled operational optimization and visibility. Logile’s software supports compliance with regulatory requirements, including predictive scheduling, which applies to several Smart & Final market areas.
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US: Consumers cut down grocery trips but still overspend
Consumers are making fewer trips to the grocery story but are spending more, according to new LendingTree data that offers one of the most recent views of food retail trends during the pandemic. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based online lending marketplace found that U.S. consumers now spend

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How to Store Plates in a Drawer, Plus 11 Other Kitchen Organization Ideas

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Photography by Aaron Bengochea

There’s more to kitchen organization than stowing items away behind closed cabinet doors, clearing the countertop of bulky appliances, or divvying up your utensils into little dividers. As much as we love magnetic knife racks, labeled spice jars, and lazy Susans, these products aren’t necessarily a guarantee that your kitchen will be hardworking.

If you really want to set your space up for success, you’ll have to look beyond the cupboards into all the nooks and crannies where clutter tends to gather: the pantry shelves, the back of the sink base cabinet, the corner of the island. Keeping this holistic view in mind, we gathered 12 ideas that make for a truly clutter-free kitchen. 

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Photography by Amy Carroll; Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel

There is a designated spot for every single item in Sarah Sherman Samuel’s walk-in pantry. The designer set the dimensions of the shelves according to the items she wanted to store there, from cereal boxes to paper towels. She even squeezed one in for her coffee mug collection (the measurements came out to exactly 6.125 inches high). 

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Photography by Ariana Tennyson; Design by Jaclyn Peters; Styling by Ashley Illchuk

Anything that doesn’t conveniently fit in a drawer or on an open shelf can live on a mounted rod over the cooktop. Baker Ashley Illchuck displays cups, scissors, and bags of dried goods from S-hooks on her brass rail. 

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Photography by Laure Joliet; Design by Reath Design

Mail, keys, sunglasses—all these things tend to end up in one big pile on the kitchen counter. But in this Los Angeles home designed by Frances Merill of Reath Design, those items are out of the way, thanks to a small drop-off ledge that’s conveniently located next to the door. Now nothing important gets lost to the

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Homebase launches new dual purpose concept store

Homebase has launched a new experimental split-level showroom dedicated to kitchens and bathrooms.

The novel concept store, located in a redesigned Bathstore site at Sydenham Road, Guildford, will allow customers to book free design appointments for both bathrooms and kitchens, where a designer will advise them on ideas and products. There will also be specialist 3D design software to give customers an accurate picture of what their prospective bathroom or kitchen will look like.

The ground floor of the store is dedicated to kitchens whilst the first floor showcases bathroom displays, each “providing everything required to complete the whole project, from inspiration to installation”. Homebase has partnered with HOMEPROJECTS to provide an installation service.

This represents the second trial Homebase has undertaken of a smaller high-street store format, following the launching two DECORATE by Homebase stores in May 2020.

Damian McGloughlin, CEO of Homebase, commented: “I am extremely proud of the whole team, who have worked so hard to create and launch this new concept store at a time of widespread disruption. We have invested a great deal in the in-store experience for customers across the country, which has included experimentation and innovation in new store concepts.

“Roux Kitchens and Copperbridge are fantastic additions to the wide range of products we offer customers to help create the latest home trends. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and we’re looking forward to helping more customers make their dream kitchens a reality.”

The move is part of a number of efforts made by the homeware brand to adapt its offerings to customers recently. Earlier this month, Homebase announced an agreement with THG Ingenuity, the eCommerce services division of The Hut Group (THG), to build a new online infrastructure for its DIY retail business.

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Owego Home Central store partners with Cornell Cooperative Extension | WIVT

OWEGO, NY – A local hardware and home improvement store is helping raise money this month for a new partner.

Home Central has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County for their “Round Up for Extension” initiative.

Beginning last Thursday, Home Central customers have been able to round up to the nearest dollar amount during check out to donate to CCE.

Home Central’s General Manager Ryan Rennells says he’s optimistic that people will donate to the cause, and that the store will be doing it’s part as well.

“It’s a great cause. We think people will be more than happy to donate. They do a lot of good in the area. As our part of this, everything that we are able to raise, Home Central is going to match that donation,” says Rennells.

Despite having a COVID-positive customer in late September, the Owego Home Central location remains open, having been thoroughly cleaned and following all safety protocols.

The month-long promotion is running at both the Owego location, as well as their location in Candor.

The Vestal store remains closed as they rebuild following a fire back in February.
Rennells says he’s hopeful that store will re-open by the new year.

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An EF-3 Tornado Destroyed It In 2019, Today A Dallas Home Depot Store Reopens

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Home Depot store on Forest Lane in Dallas will reopen October 8, nearly a year after being ripped apart by a powerful tornado.

It was on October 20, 2019 when an EF-3 tornado swept through North Dallas, causing part of the store to collapse. On that one day there were 10 tornadoes — in Dallas, Garland and Richardson — that caused some $2 billion in damage to homes and businesses.

Today customers at the North Dallas location were happy to have their neighborhood home improvement store back open for business.

Customer Frank Jeffreys said, “It’s good to see them back smiling again, because it was such a hard time for them. I know it was, because it was pretty devastating when it [tornado] came through.”





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“Nice to be back home,” assistant store manager Jordan Jasper told CBS 11 News, be he admitted it took vision to get everything done. “We had a store that needed to be put back together and my mindset was ‘let’s figure out what we need to pick up and what we need to move out of the way so we can open up tomorrow at 6 a.m.’”

On Wednesday the store hosted a ‘board cutting’ — as opposed to the traditional ribbon cutting — to celebrate today’s reopening.

The store will have between 200 and 250 employees and associates, and if you’re looking for a job they’re still hiring.

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