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Big Boxes Change Policies Amid COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to home improvement stores across North America, but big boxes are also finding it necessary to adopt new operations policies to protect employees and customers. Learn what Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and Walmart are …

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6.6M People File Unemployment Claims

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More than 6.6 million people have filed unemployment claims in the week ending March 28, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. This figure is in addition to 3.3 million people who filed unemployment claims in the …

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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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True Value Readies Paint Facility to Produce Hand Sanitizer

True Value Co. is converting parts of its Cary, Illinois, paint manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19 pandemic. True Value owns one of the largest paint manufacturing facilities in the country, producing millions of gallons …

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A Letter From NRHA’s President and CEO

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To our valued partners and friends throughout the channel: As an industry, we are facing truly unprecedented times as we battle the COVID-19 virus. Despite this uncertainty, however, we have no doubt that we will emerge from this crisis stronger, …

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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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COVID-19 Guidance for States and Provinces

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As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On this page, find COVID-19 information for each …

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources for Home Improvement Stores

COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources

Amid uncertainty relating to COVID-19, one truth has come into clear focus: home improvement stores are essential. Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are here to support you. On this page, find health and safety guidelines from …

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