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Upcoming NRHA Webinar to Chart COVID-19’s Industry Impact

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) invites all members of the independent home improvement industry to its upcoming webinar charting the impact of COVID-19 on the home improvement industry. The online event will take place Sept. 30 at 2 …

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Orgill’s e-Volution Online Buying Event Draws to a Close After Successful Debut

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Orgill, Inc. just completed its first-ever e-Volution Online Buying Event, which brought nearly ten thousand retailers together with many of the industry’s top vendors and service providers in a completely virtual environment. The e-Volution Online Buying Event ran from Aug. …

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Orgill’s Boyden Moore Addresses Customers During e-Volution Event

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In conjunction with Orgill’s ongoing e-Volution Online Buying Event, which is running from Aug. 24 through Sept. 4, company president and CEO Boyden Moore delivered a corporate update via Zoom on Wednesday morning. The “Orgill’s Evolution” presentation focused on delivering …

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U.S. Housing Starts Climb 23% in July

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According to new data from the U.S. Commerce Department, housing starts increased 22.6 percent in July, the highest rate recorded in nearly four years. In total, seasonally adjusted housing starts in July were 1.5 million, up from June’s total of …

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Analyzing Big-Box Q2 Performance

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In the past month, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply have all announced their second-quarter 2020 financial results. For all companies, sales in this period coincided with massive disruptions caused by COVID-19. Even amid retail volatility, the second-quarter 2020 financial …

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Distribution America and PRO Group Executive Planning Conference Goes Virtual

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Distribution America and PRO Group’s annual Executive Planning Conference is going virtual. This year’s conference will use Zoom online meeting technology in place of the in-person event that was originally scheduled to take place in Tucson, Arizona. The 2021 conference …

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Lowe’s Reports $27.3B in Q2 Sales

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s achieved $27.3 billion in second-quarter 2020 sales, up 30 percent from the same period in 2019, the company reports. Lowe’s net earnings for the quarter were $2.8 billion, a 64 percent increase sales in the same …

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Spahn & Rose Lumber CEO on COVID-19 Challenges

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COVID-19 has posed challenges for every home improvement retailer, including those operating stores in multiple states. Building materials supplier Spahn & Rose Lumber counts 24 locations across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. CEO Dave Davis recent spoke about the challenge of …

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