Throwback Thursday: Ten years ago, Lowe’s U.S. partnered with  

Throwback Thursday is a regular weekly feature in which we dip into the archives of the Hardlines Weekly Report.

It’s incredible how far online search has come in a decade. In our May 12, 2014, edition of the Hardlines Weekly Report, we reported on a partnership between Lowe’s U.S. and the contractor lead referral service, We reported that would be an “in-store resource to help homeowners find the right contractors and installers for projects not covered by Lowe’s current installation services.” A website as an “in store resource”?