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DA’s Dave Christmas Talks Pandemic Logistics

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Hardware Retailing asked distributors how they amended operations to best serve their customers during the initial phases of lockdown, including communication and supply chain logistics. Read the remarks from Distribution America‘s president and CEO Dave Christmas below, and click here …

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Exploring COVID-19’s Effect on Construction Projects

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Amid COVID-19, market research firm The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have hosted regular webinars for home improvement retailers, vendors and channel partners to explore how the pandemic was impacting DIYers and contractors. In a recent session, …

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Distributors Talk Communication, Logistics During Pandemic

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Over the last few months, the world has seen remarkable acts of courage from people who are still going to work every day because they work in essential fields. Health care professionals, grocery stockers, shipping facility workers and hardware store …

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Orgill’s Boyden Moore Discusses Logistics During a Pandemic

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Hardware Retailing asked distributors how they amended operations to best serve their customers during the initial phases of lockdown, including communication and supply chain logistics. Read the remarks from Orgill Inc.‘s president and CEO Boyden Moore below, and click here …

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Do it Best’s Dent Johnson Discusses Logistics During a Pandemic

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Hardware Retailing asked distributors how they amended operations to best serve their customers during the initial phases of lockdown, including communication and supply chain logistics. Read the remarks from Do it Best’s vice president of merchandising Dent Johnson below, and …

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3 Expert Views on COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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Summertime in North America is traditionally a season of momentum for the home improvement industry. Construction crews take advantage of warm weather to build new homes and offices. Families spend more time outdoors, discovering small projects—a doorknob to replace, pavers …

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Monitoring the Market: June 2020

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Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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U.S. Retail Sales Climb 17% in May

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Retail sales in the U.S. grew by a seasonally adjusted rate of 17.7 percent in May over April, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows. The increase sets a new record for monthly retail growth. Sales at building materials …

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