COVID-19 Updates
Home » Industry News (page 3)

Industry News

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

logistics

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 …

Read More »

Target to Offer $15 Minimum Wage

target

Target has announced plans to increase its minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour, up from its current rate of $13, CNN reports. The new pay rate will apply to 275,000 part-time and full-time employees at its retail spaces, …

Read More »

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

covid-19 home improvement

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 …

Read More »

House-Hasson Plans Virtual Summer Dealer Market

virtual summer dealer market

House-Hasson Hardware is set to hold a Virtual Dealer Market to replace its previously scheduled in-person event. The Virtual Dealer Market will take place June 25 and 26, with dealers and vendors able to conduct their summer 2020 product buying …

Read More »

Monitoring the Market: June 2020

monitoring the market

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. …

Read More »

Retail Management Certification Program Adopts New Format

Retail Management Certification Program

In a break from its previous three-visit model, the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) upcoming Retail Management Certification Program will feature two in-person class visits. Students will still benefit from the same number of in-person instructional hours, but a …

Read More »

Ace Hardware to Host Virtual 2020 Fall Convention

ace hardware stores

Ace Hardware has announced the cancellation of its in-person 2020 Fall Convention. The event will now take place online from Sept. 9-12 to protect the health and well-being of Ace retailers, employees and vendor partners. The event was originally scheduled …

Read More »

U.S. Retail Sales Climb 17% in May

u.s. retail sales

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 …

Read More »