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Contactless Commerce Brings New Opportunities

Contactless Commerce

Even before COVID-19 disrupted retail, customers were increasingly shifting to e-commerce solutions and exploring how contactless commerce could add convenience and value to their lives. Now a year and a half after the pandemic first altered retail operations across verticals, …

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Empower Managers With Online Training

Leading Your Team course

Develop and encourage leaders in your organization with the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) home improvement industry-specific training courses for managers. The deadline to enroll in the Leading Your Team course, part of NHPA’s Foundations of Leadership program, …

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OSHA to Issue Rules for Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers

vaccine mandate

President Biden has issued a series of proposals to encourage more Americans to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including some rules that directly affect employers. Under the new proposals, businesses with more than 100 workers must require vaccinations for …

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Don’t Lose Touch: Register Now for NHPA’s Contactless Commerce Webinar

contactless commerce

The past 18 months have challenged every retailer to adapt to new customer demands, shifting supply chain realities and new health mandates. One of the most important factors to emerge is contactless commerce. But how can you ensure your business …

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National Hardware Show Reaffirms Commitment to Safety

national hardware show

In an open letter to attendees and exhibitors, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has reaffirmed its commitment to safety at this year’s event, scheduled to take place Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say after a year of a …

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Consumer Prices Jump 5.4% in July

consumer prices

In July, the consumer price index (CPI), which measures the cost of goods and services, jumped 5.4 percent from the previous July, according to a CNBC report. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food costs, rose 0.3 percent, well within …

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House-Hasson to Hold First In-Person Dealer Market in More Than 18 Months

House Hasson Market

House-Hasson Hardware is holding its first in-person dealer market Aug. 12-14 in Sevierville, Tennessee—and the company’s president says hotel rooms reserved for the event were snapped up by retailer attendees faster than for any market in the company’s history. “The …

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Made In America 2021 Event Postponed

Made in America 2021 postponed

Don Buckner, chief executive officer of Made In America, announced the Made In America 2021 event will be postponed. Due to increasing concerns about the COVID Delta variant and its impact, including the potential for future travel restrictions, shutdowns and …

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