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NRHA Affirms Commitment to Industry Diversity

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has announced several program introductions and enhancements designed to help encourage diversity, inclusion and sensitivity within the home improvement retailing industry. “Whenever we see communities facing challenges, whether it is from natural disasters, …

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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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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 15

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. New Lowe’s DC Will Be Western Canada’s Largest …

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Tell Us: Take the 2020 Hardware Retailing Readership Survey Now

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Hardware Retailing magazine is committed to bringing timely, relevant and actionable information to independent home improvement operators across North America. Whether online or in print, our goal is to help independent retailers run more efficient operations. You can help the …

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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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