Stanley Black & Decker announced it would start selling the Craftsman brand through Lowe’s in late 2018. Details of the deal have yet to be announced as the parties are developing strategies for release dates and determining to what extent products should be sold online or in stores. Jeffery Ansell, executive vice president and CFO for Stanley, said Craftsman is the most-searched term in e-commerce. Sears had been selling Craftsman as its in-house brand since 1927, but back in January, Sears Holdings sold Stanley the brand for $900 million in an attempt to remain solvent. Even though Sears continues to sell Craftsman tools and storage products, which are also available at Ace Hardware stores, corporate representatives have expressed “substantial doubt” the company will be able to remain in business for the long term. Lowe’s has not commented about the implications of the deal on Kobalt, its in-house tool and tool storage brand. Lowe’s operates 2,370 stores in North America, serving 17 million customers a week.