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October 18, 2013

When HCN first visited Millington, Tenn.-based Cole’s Home Solutions with a cover story in our August 2009 issue, we cautioned: “Now for something completely different.”

When we first talked to co-owner Charles Cole, he expressed admirable ambition: “We knew we had to remodel the store, because Lowe’s was kicking our butts,” Cole said. “And we don’t want to be just another big box.”

July 26, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid, whose brands include Irwin Tools, Lenox and Calphalon in addition to Sharpie and Paper Mate, reported second-quarter net sales of $1.47 billion, up 3.5% from the prior-year quarter.

Net income for the Atlanta-based company was $109.8 million, down 1.8% from the same quarter last year.

The company's Home Solutions segment net sales were $399.1 million, up 2.0%. The growth was driven by strong results from Rubbermaid and increased distribution of Calphalon. 

Tools segment net sales were down 2.2% to $198.0 million. 

May 3, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid reported first-quarter net income of $54.2 million, down 31.7% from $79.3 million. Sales for the quarter were $1.241 billion, down 0.8%.

June 27, 2011

The first-of-its-kind Home Channel News list of 50 hardware store all-stars appeared in the May issue of Home Channel News and recognized a diverse group of high-performance retailers -- large, small, urban and rural. Below, the state-by-state guide winds through Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

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