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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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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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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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2021 International Hardware Fair Has Been Canceled

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The 2021 International Hardware Fair has been canceled, event organizer EISENWARENMESSE has announced. The event was previously scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, Feb. 21-24. Many of the exhibitors scheduled to appear at the event faced international travel restrictions, …

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2020 Holiday Sales Expected to Climb 5.2%

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The traditionally busy shopping season from Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. to Cyber Monday has looked quite a bit different in 2020. The Associated Press reports the COVID-19 pandemic kept in-person Black Friday shopping crowds thin, but a surge in …

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Homebuying Is Spurring Remodeling Activity

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New information from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) demonstrates how a recent uptick in home sales has motivated a surge in home remodels. HIRI recently surveyed 800 homeowners who have purchased a home within the past 12 months to …

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