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Ultimate Kronos Group Mitigates Cybersecurity Incident 

Ultimate Kronos Group cyber incident

HR management company Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) confirmed a ransomware attack impacted several services companies use to manage their employees and payrolls. According to a statement on the UKG website, the cyber incident disrupted the Kronos Private Cloud, which includes …

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Ace Chooses 2022 Clark+Kensington Color Trends

Clark+Kensington 2022

Ace Hardware chose three new color palettes for its Clark+Kensington 2022 Color Trends. The color palettes were inspired by a collective desire to find renewed inspiration and purpose. From transforming a room into a cozy retreat, to living out loud …

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Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

High Homebuilder confidence

Despite concerns over inflation, supply-chain disruptions and an ongoing labor shortage, homebuilder confidence remains high, according to CNBC. Builders continue to benefit from a low supply of existing homes for sale and housing demand remains strong even during the slow …

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Homeowners Can Expect Delays With These 3 Home Improvement Projects

home improvement project delays

Spending on home improvement projects and repairs is expected to be up 9 percent in 2022 compared to spending in 2021, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While that’s good news for contractors and home …

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Buy Now, Pay Later Services Popular This Holiday Season

buy now pay later

The retail landscape is constantly changing and evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging for retailers to embrace. When it comes to payment options for consumers, the newest trend is to buy now, pay later (BNPL) services where the consumer …

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4 Takeaways from the NAR 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

NAR 2021 Profile

Each year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) takes a look at who makes up buyers and sellers in that year’s real estate market through surveys of recent homebuyers and sellers. The organization then publishes its annual Profile of Home …

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Follow HR on Instagram for Industry News and Trends

HR Instagram

As we strive to continually find new ways to engage with our readers and keep them connected to the home improvement industry, Hardware Retailing has launched its own Instagram account. Followers can expect tools and guides that owners, managers and …

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International Hardware Fair Postponed 

International Hardware Fair

The Eisenwarenmesse—International Hardware Fair (IHF) has been moved to Sept. 25-28, 2022, and will still take place in Koelnmesse, located in Cologne, Germany. Originally set for March of 2022, the postponement to the fall will ensure maximum participation from exhibitors …

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