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Discover 3 Benefits From the Cost of Doing Business Study

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There are only days left to participate in the Cost of Doing Business Study, an annual financial benchmarking tool that delivers powerful data to independent home improvement center, hardware store and lumberyard operators. Each year, independent operators across the U.S. …

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Tractor Supply Co. Posts Record Sales and Earnings in Q2

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Big-box home improvement chain Tractor Supply Co. announced its second-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting record sales and earnings. In total, the company’s net sales for the second quarter of the year hit $3.2 billion, a 35 percent increase over the …

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Briggs & Stratton Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Briggs & Stratton has entered into a sale agreement and initiated voluntary company reorganization under Chapter 11. Headquartered in Milkwaukee, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment and was founded in 1908. An …

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Home Improvement Big Boxes Requiring Customers to Wear Masks

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Many major retailers, including big-box home improvement stores, are asking shoppers to wear masks in their stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart are approaching this new policy in their stores. …

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CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

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As the U.S. passes more than 3.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide, understanding how an employee testing positive will affect your business is crucial. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released an FAQ to help business …

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4 De-escalation Strategies for Retail Workers

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In the past few weeks, a spate of confrontations at retail establishments has made clear the importance of training your team to de-escalate potentially hostile situations. Helping employees at all levels calm customers and soothe situations can be a critical …

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June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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Orgill Partners With Zoom to Support e-Volution Buying Event

e-volution buying event

Orgill, Inc. has announced it will be harnessing the latest in interactive meeting technology to make its upcoming e-Volution online buying event a more immersive and interactive experience for attendees. Orgill is partnering with Zoom, the industry leader in online …

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