Innovation

22 Mar, 2017
Chris Gibbons, the founder of the National Center for Economic Gardening, talks about innovation on the theoretical and practical side.

7/1/1977

22 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc. establishes its first in-house advertising and promotion department.

3/5/1958

22 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s Inc. investigates the use of additives such as sassafras bark and oil, to control odor in Kitty Litter.

9/1/1948

22 Mar, 2017
During its first year on the market, Kitty Litter participates in 30 cat shows across the country. At these shows, Ed Lowe provides free Kitty Litter in exchange for sales booths.

1/1/1985

21 Mar, 2017
The New! Breakthrough Kitty Litter brand wins a three-year battle with the Clorox Co.’s Fresh Step to remain the nation’s leader in the cat-box-filler industry.

9/1/1977

21 Mar, 2017
Lowe’s rolls out its new-and-improved Kitty Litter — the first cat-box-filler with a microencapsulated odor-control system.

9/1/1977

21 Mar, 2017
Charlie Chuckles, an animated character serving as a spokesman for Kitty Litter, appears on television for the first time.

2/25/1949

21 Mar, 2017
Kitty Litter can be purchased in Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, J.L. Hudson Co. in Detroit, and Marshall Fields of Chicago.

6/30/1986

20 Mar, 2017
To more closely identify the company with Ed Lowe’s role in corporate advertising, Lowe’s Inc. is renamed Edward Lowe Industries Inc. (ELI) and bears a new corporate logo.

The entrepreneur whisperer: Tips on engaging growth-company CEOs

9 Sep, 2016
Successful growth companies often think they don’t need help. And that can make it tough when Entrepreneur Support Organizations try to engage them in new programs. In the past, I ...