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New COVID-19 Retail Restrictions Set in California

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New restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect this weekend in California, impacting roughly 33 million people in the state, CNN reports. Approximately 27 million residents in San Joaquin Valley and southern California, which includes Los …

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Lowe’s Details Supply Chain Upgrades

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Big-box retail chain Lowe’s is planning an update to its supply chain in an effort to bolster home delivery services for pro and DIY customers. Over the next 18 months, Lowe’s plans to open 50 cross dock delivery terminals, seven …

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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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New ERP System Promotes Culture at Friedman’s Home Improvement

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At Friedman’s Home Improvement, a chain of northern California home improvement centers, a new ERP system is helping employees at all levels solidify their commitment to a positive workplace culture. President and CEO Barry Friedman says the process of implementing …

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Bilingual Signage Helps Welcome New Customers

At Central Valley, a lumber and building materials center with locations throughout northern California, president and CEO Steve Patterson wants every customer to feel welcomed. From diversifying his inventory to meet local industries’ specific needs to creating Spanish-language signage throughout …

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Inside the Growing Season of Northern California’s Central Valley

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At the helm of a business spanning three Northern California counties and three generations, Steve Patterson is searching for the perfect balance. As his company honors 65 hard-won years, he shares what it takes to stay at the forefront of …

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Let Creative Merchandising Enhance Outdoor Furniture

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Elevating your outdoor furniture department can be an investment that boosts sales and caters to shoppers’ increasing desire to maximize their outdoor spaces. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, outdoor living sales rose steadily in the last decade, with …

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Tips to Elevate Your Outdoor Furniture Merchandising

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Outdoor merchandising is one home improvement category that can truly be enhanced when your team is committed to enhancing your merchandising. Read how two retailers are perfecting their outdoor furniture category in the February 2020 issue of Hardware Retailing. Browse …

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