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NRF Issues Guidance for Retailers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

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The National Retail Federation has released guidance for all retailers as cities, states and provinces begin to relax some COVID-19 restrictions. Called Operation Open Doors, the plan offers helpful insight into how to implement safe social distancing protocols and how …

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NRHA Invites Retailers to 2nd Virtual Town Hall

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is inviting independent retailers across North America to its second virtual town hall. This special session with NRHA representatives, retailers and channel partners will focus on how retailers are preparing their businesses for …

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U.S. Unemployment Grows by 30M in 6 Weeks

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More than 3.5 million people filed for unemployment insurance the week ending April 25, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Since the middle of March, more than 30.3 million Americans, roughly 18 percent of the U.S. …

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COVID-19: Updates for Canadian Retailers

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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. Homebuilding Resumes in Quebec, With Safeguards The …

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Channellock Launches Online Trade Worker Training Program

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Across the nation, 45 states have closed schools to help stem the spread of COVID-19, affecting more than 52 million students. As schools turn to distance learning, students in trade programs without access to their school workshop now have a …

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NRHA to Host Virtual Town Hall on April 22

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. EDT.¬†This event is an opportunity for retailers to learn and share with others about their experiences serving their communities and …

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Poster: Why Home Improvement Is Essential

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Across North America, local governments are declaring home improvement operations and their employees essential amid the COVID-19 crisis. As a valued member of the home improvement industry, you know the products you sell, the services you offer and the community …

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Washington Store Stays Flexible During Pandemic

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Located 15 minutes from Seattle, Island Home Center & Lumber is busy serving a community that is near one of the early U.S. hot spots for the COVID-19 pandemic. The proximity to Seattle doesn’t mean Island Home Center’s community has …

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