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5 Social Media Marketing Myths to Bust in 2021

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While many retailers were already successfully using social media as part of their marketing strategy, the COVID-19 pandemic shed new light on the importance of having an online presence for any retailer, no matter the industry.  Shoppers are using social …

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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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Small Businesses Prioritized in Latest Round of Paycheck Protection Program

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The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding opened in January, and now, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is taking steps to prioritize lending to small businesses. To achieve this, the administration will: Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan …

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OHSA Issues New Guidance Against COVID-19

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In its report ,  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides updated guidance on safety measures and health standards employers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, listing the following as necessary steps: Conduct a hazard assessment. Identify control measures …

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Lowe’s Reports $89B in 2020 Sales

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, revealing more than $89 billion in sales throughout a year marked by strong DIY spending. In total, Lowe’s reports fourth-quarter net sales of $20.3 billion, up …

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Exclusive: True Value CEO Chris Kempa Shares Thoughts on Retail Success

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True Value CEO Chris Kempa took time to speak to Hardware Retailing before the company launches its 2021 Spring V-Union. Learn more from Kempa about what to expect from this year’s virtual event, how True Value is adapting to better …

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Register Now: True Value’s Spring 2021 V-Union Begins Feb. 22

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True Value Co. is inviting retailers to Power Up at the company’s Spring 2021 V-Union event. Learn more about the online event and register to attend today. The company’s virtual spring trade show will kick off Monday, Feb. 22 and …

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True Value Co. Welcomes New Supply Chain VP

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True Value Co., one of the world’s largest hardlines wholesalers, has announced Dario Skocir will join the company as the vice president of supply chain on Feb. 22. Skocir has more than 30 years of transforming operations with innovative technologies …

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