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New Data Charts DIYers’ Home Improvement Projects

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Since March, The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) have collected data on DIYers’ and contractors’ home improvement sentiments during COVID-19. The complete report for the organizations’ Weekly COVID-19 Tracker reveals home improvement is on the minds …

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Tractor Supply Co. CEO Details New Ads, Hiring Plans

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As part of its continuing Retail Leadership webinar series, the National Retail Federation invited Hal Lawton, president and CEO of Tractor Supply Co., to discuss how his company is adapting to a new retail landscape and quickly shifting customer expectations. …

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Executive Order Causes Concern for California Retailers

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An executive order signed into law by California governor Gavin Newsom in April is causing concern among many independent home improvement operators in the state, who say the law is ambiguous and lowers the margins on thousands of common home …

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Next NRHA Town Hall to Focus on Independent Success

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting a series of virtual town halls to help independent home improvement retailers across North America as they adapt their operations during COVID-19. These virtual town halls are completely free and are …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3% in May

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Friday showing the U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 13.3 percent for the month, lower than April’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Friday’s …

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Orgill Leverages Tech to Enhance Virtual Fall Buying Event

e-Volution Fall Online Buying Event

Orgill has outlined how it will utilize state-of-the-art technology to offer its customers a truly unique online buying experience this fall following the company’s decision to cancel its traditional Dealer Market in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. This week, …

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Aubuchon Foundation Donates to COVID-19 Relief

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The Aubuchon Foundation is donating more than $100,000 to COVID-19 relief funds throughout the various communities the company serves across the northeast U.S. The charitable organization says the funds will be split between numerous COVID-19 relief organizations, including The Massachusetts …

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Resources for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

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As a part of the CARES Act, small businesses across the U.S. were able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help stabilize their businesses amid COVID-19. Since the program’s start, more than 4 million loans have been …

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