Retail Roundup—Taco Bell CEO departs; Ace Hardware has record quarter

Ace Hardware had a record-setting quarter to wrap up 2017. (Image: Pixabay)

Taco Bell CEO steps down

Yum! Brands announced that Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol will step down to assume leadership at another company. The role will be filled by two current senior executives: Julie Felss Masino, president of Taco Bell America, and Liz Williams, president of Taco Bell International. (Seeking Alpha)

Sam's Club to offer free shipping

Warehouse chain Sam's Club says it will add free shipping and open more e-commerce warehouses in 2018. The retailer will also now only offer two types of membership instead of three, regular for $45 and plus for $100 a year. (CNBC)

Home Depot launches self-scheduling interviews

The Home Depot has launched a new tool for job applicants that allows self-scheduling of in-person interviews. The company is looking to fill more than 80,000 positions as it gears up for the spring selling season. (PR Newswire)

Ace Hardware has record-setting quarter

Ace Hardware reported a record-setting fourth-quarter in 2017, with a 6.8% overall sales increase. In the year overall, 2017 marked the fifth straight year of increased customer transactions and the eighth straight year of increased same-store sales. (BusinessWire)