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New Data Projects Home Improvement Momentum

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The DIY momentum seen in 2020 may have staying power in 2021, according to new market data exploring the home improvement market size, existing home sales and overall recent home improvement retail sales. DIY Market Expands More home improvement shoppers …

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Last Call for Young Retailer of the Year Nominations

Young Retailer of the Year - Last Chance

The deadline to submit nominations for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2021 Young Retailer of the Year program is only weeks away. Submit your nomination by Feb. 28. Click here to learn more or submit a nomination. …

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Amazon Reports Q4 Net Sales of $126B, Departure of CEO Bezos

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E-commerce giant Amazon reported its fourth-quarter 2020 financial results, confirming net sales of $126 billion, the first quarter in which the retailer has surpassed $100 billion. In total, the fourth-quarter revenue stands 44 percent above the same period in 2019, …

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Lowe’s Plans to Hire 50,000 Employees for Spring

Lowe's associate helping customer

Lowe’s has announced plans to hire roughly 50,000 frontline associates across its U.S. stores this spring. The company says the 50,000 new hires will fulfill both seasonal and full-time roles at its stores ahead of the busiest home improvement selling …

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Stronger COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued stronger workplace safety guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. The guidance seeks to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus protection program …

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NHPA, Industry Leaders Sign Letter on Vaccine Priority

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Together with other leading industry organizations representing the 45,000+ independently owned hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint stores across North America, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) signed onto a letter asking that the essential employees supplying …

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Independent We Stand Celebrates 10 Years of Small Business Advocacy

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This year, national small business movement Independent We Stand (IWS) celebrates 10 years of supporting and advocating for small businesses. Since its beginning, the organization has focused on educating consumers on the vital economic role independent businesses play in communities …

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Tractor Supply Co. Achieves Record Sales, Earnings in 2020

tractor supply's q4 2020

Tractor Supply Co. has reported record sales and earnings for fiscal year 2020, as well as strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2020. In total, Tractor Supply earned $2.8 billion in net sales for the final quarter of 2020, …

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