The Home Depot’s sales and and net earnings rose in the last quarter of 2017, as well as during the full fiscal year. The company released its financial results Feb. 20, reporting $23.9 billion in sales for 2017’s fourth quarter, a 7.5 percent increase from fourth-quarter 2016. Sales for all of 2017 were $100.9 billion, increasing 6.7 percent above 2016, according to the company. Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $1.8 billion, for a 2 percent increase from the same period in 2016.
Lowe’s has been testing in-store virtual reality experiences for customers, and now it is using the technology for employee training. The company has reimagined the consumer version of the tool, Holoroom How To, for workers, called Holoroom How To: Red Vest, which offers employees “greater project knowledge, more motivation and increased confidence to help address customers’ window fashion needs,” Lowe’s reports.
David Novak, retired CEO of the company that owns the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands, recently interviewed Ace Hardware’s president and CEO for a podcast on leadership. John Venhuizen, who is president and CEO of Ace Hardware Corp., answered questions about his professional background, his 25-year career at Ace and what he believes makes a good leader in business.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".