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NRHA, Industry Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Deem Home Improvement Retailers ‘Essential’

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and home improvement industry leaders are banding together to urge federal, state and local governments to deem home improvement workers as “essential” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed …

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COVID-19 Prompts Major Shift in Retail Operations

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On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the first in more than a decade. As the number of confirmed cases surpassed 3,100 people in 49 states, governments, communities and businesses of all sizes have been forced …

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National Hardware Show and NRHA Conference Postponed

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The National Hardware Show (NHS) will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The show, scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, will remain in Las Vegas and be rescheduled for later this year. …

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Home Hardware Announces Cancellation of 2020 Spring Market

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Home Hardware Stores Ltd. announced the cancellation of its 2020 Spring Market, which was set to be held in Waterloo Region on April 5-7. “The health and safety of the Home Hardware community, our dealer-owners, team members, suppliers, business partners …

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Blish-Mize Announces Switch From Live Buying Market to Virtual Show

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Kansas-based distributor Blish-Mize Co. is the most recent organization in the hardware industry to cancel its buying market in hopes of helping stem the spread of COVID-19. Blish-Mize sent out a letter to customers and vendors on March 11 informing …

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Home Improvement Industry Responds to COVID-19

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With more than 500 confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the home improvement market is beginning to feel the effects. Thus far, many prominent home improvement events have either been canceled or postponed, including …

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Ace Cancels 2020 Spring Convention Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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BREAKING: Ace Hardware Corp. has canceled its 2020 Spring Convention amid growing concern regarding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The event was originally scheduled to take place March 12-14 in Chicago. Late last night, Ace president and CEO John …

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National Hardware Show Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus

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Over the last few weeks, the National Hardware Show has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus and its impact on members of the global hardware and home improvement community, including the business disruptions caused by cancelled or postponed events. The …

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