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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: May 25

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. Canadian Retail Sees Record Decline as Online Sales …

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Farmer’s Building Supply Takes Small Steps Toward Normalcy

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The staff at Farmer’s Building Supply in Oregon has adjusted to an array of changes since COVID-19 began spreading in the state, and implementing and then eliminating new processes have been part of the journey. The team has worked well …

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Home Hardware Announces Virtual Fall Market

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Following the success of its first virtual market in the spring, Home Hardware Stores Ltd. is proud to announce plans for another virtual event. The 2020 Fall Market, set for Sept. 13-20, will be held virtually. “We are pleased with …

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U.S. Retail Sales Fall Record 16% in April

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U.S. retail sales fell 16.4 percent from March to April, as many cities and states enacted stay-at-home orders to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The 16 percent drop seen in April nearly doubles the sales slowdown seen …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: May 18

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. How Provinces Plan to Reopen A sense that …

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Pet Supplies Category Sees Sales Spike Amid COVID-19

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As cities and states across the U.S. issued shelter-in-place orders for residents, one retail bright spot is the uptick in purchases made for pets, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). As consumers stocked up on essentials …

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Register Now: NRHA Town Hall to Focus on Employment Law Amid COVID-19

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) invites all independent retailers to its third virtual town hall session, to be held Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. ET. This session will focus on employment law concerns independent home improvement retailers …

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Cloverdale Ace Hardware Finds New Ways to Serve

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When the spread of COVID-19 began changing the lives of residents in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cloverdale Ace Hardware was quick to find new ways to serve. Store owner Douglas Brown scrambled to ensure his business could continue operating, despite challenges. …

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