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Sustainable Gardens: Looking Ahead to spoga+gafa 2022

spoga+gafa

Preparations for one of the industry’s largest international lawn and garden fairs—spoga+gafa—are underway for the 2022 event. A little less than ten months before the start of next year’s event, it is already becoming apparent how significant the largest garden …

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Holiday Spending to Grow in 2021

holiday spending

The holidays are just around the corner, and many retailers are already anticipating what this year’s holiday shopping season will hold with COVID still playing a role in consumer spending. Three companies released holiday spending forecasts and fortunately, the news …

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Valspar Releases Its 2022 Colors of the Year

colors of the year

Paint and coatings brand Valspar recently announced its color of the year, choosing 12 different shades to share the honor. The 12 colors create a palette that the company hopes will invoke feelings of positivity, solace and comfort in consumers’ …

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Meet 3 NHPA All-Industry Conference Speakers

2021 NHPA All-Industry Conference

Have you registered to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23? The conference is co-located with the National Hardware Show and will deliver educational presentations, industry-specific panel discussions and networking opportunities for independent home improvement retailers and …

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America’s Main Street Contest Celebrates Small Businesses

As part of its pursuit to promote and build up small businesses across the county, Independent We Stand (IWS) today launched the sixth annual America’s Main Street contest, “Road to Recovery.” During the three-month long contest, consumers and businesses can …

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OSHA to Issue Rules for Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers

vaccine mandate

President Biden has issued a series of proposals to encourage more Americans to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including some rules that directly affect employers. Under the new proposals, businesses with more than 100 workers must require vaccinations for …

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Consumers Ready for In-Person Shopping

in-store shopping

In its 2021 State of the In-Store Experience, Raydiant, an experience platform for physical retail spaces, found that shoppers are looking to get back into stores and spend their money in-person. The survey found that 47 percent of respondents said …

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Fuller & Son Hardware Celebrates 100th Anniversary 

Fuller & Son Hardware

What started with one store and one branch of the Fuller family tree has grown into six stores led by the fourth generation of the Fuller family. Fuller & Son Hardware recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a celebration that …

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