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COVID-19 News and Resources for Retailers

Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are committed to helping retailers stay agile and safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page, find a continually updated collection of COVID-19 resources for retailers, including news, retailer profiles, events affected by COVID-19 and resources to ensure you’re serving your community safely.

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COVID-19 News

March 24: Do it Best president and CEO Dan Starr released an open letter to the company’s vendor partners amid COVID-19 uncertainty. Read it in full now.

March 23: Big-box retailer Lowe’s is cutting store hours and pledging $25 million to COVID-19 relief.

COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package Nears Passage

UPDATED: States, Provinces Declare Home Improvement Stores ‘Essential’ Amid Shutdowns

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

COVID-19 Prompts Major Shift in Retail Operations

Home Improvement Industry Responds to COVID-19

Retailers Respond to COVID-19

Retailers Across North America Remain Resourceful Amid COVID-19

Industry Events Affected by COVID-19

National Hardware Show and NRHA Conference Postponed

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

Home Hardware Announces Cancellation of 2020 Spring Market

Ace Cancels 2020 Spring Convention Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Resources to Safeguard Your Business

Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

Independent We Stand Delivers Resources for Coping With COVID-19

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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