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Consumer Electronics Show Highlights New Retail Possibilities

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At the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), the ways technology will impact the future of retail were on full display. Featuring presentations from global retail brands, tech entrepreneurs and industry analysts, CES 2021 was a look into the future of …

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Paycheck Protection Program to Reopen Jan. 11

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Beginning Jan. 11, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will again be open to businesses adversely affected by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed. The program will be available to new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. The SBA …

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What a Turbulent Year Is Teaching Retailers

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In the final weeks of 2020, it was clear COVID-19 had affected every person in some way: physically, financially, emotionally. Amid the volatility of the year, U.S. retail sales rose and fell dramatically and ultimately ended on a positive note …

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Clarks Ace Makes Anniversary a Time for Generosity

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For the 175th anniversary of Clarks Ace Hardware, owner Margaret Clark had planned on making 2020 memorable by hosting events and making generous contributions to the community. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic made the celebration even more significant. …

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Now Streaming: 2020 Market Measure Webinar

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Recently, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) hosted a webinar focused on the 2020 Market Measure report, the annual overview of the forces and factors affecting the home improvement marketplace. Sponsored by Epicor, the webinar gave independent home …

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Review the Latest COVID-19 Retail Restrictions

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During the 2020 holiday shopping season, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is striving to keep independent home improvement retailers informed of the latest COVID-19 guidance. Take a moment to review a state-by-state overview of current restrictions on …

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Timely Tech Investments Pay Off for Washington Lumberyard

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In the early days of March, Cheryl Brown and the Knudson Lumber team in the Kittitas Valley of Washington were busy putting the final touches on a new addition to the 80-year-old family business: an e-commerce site. Since 1940, Knudson …

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New COVID-19 Retail Restrictions Set in California

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New restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect this weekend in California, impacting roughly 33 million people in the state, CNN reports. Approximately 27 million residents in San Joaquin Valley and southern California, which includes Los …

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