In Ontario, California, Lowe's provides retail sales and services for appliances, fixtures, tools and furniture. A third of all sales are made to professional customers. Nationwide, Lowe's offers an everyday 10-percent discount for active military personnel and qualifying veterans.Continue Reading
Specializing in home improvement, hardware and appliances, Lowe's is a chain with 1,840 stores throughout North America. Depending on local conditions, each Lowe's location employs anywhere from 80 to 400 employees. As of 2015, Lowe's is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina. Lowe's was founded in 1946 and opened its first Canadian stores in 2007. The company currently ranks at No. 50 in the Fortune 500 list. Lowe's is the second-biggest hardware chain in the world. Though most Lowe's locations are big-box stores, the chain maintains a few classic-type stores in some smaller markets.
In Australia, Lowe's co-owns several hardware stores branded as Masters Home Improvement. For eight consecutive years, Lowe's won the ENERGY STAR award for informing consumers about the advantages of energy-efficient products and practices. Lowe's supports K-12 public education through grants, scholarships and corporate partnerships. In Texas and California, Lowe's was the target of class-action suits brought by managers claiming they were unfairly denied overtime pay. The chain paid over $9 million settling these suits.Learn more about Coupons & Sales