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Ace Hardware of Clarkston Offers Hope During COVID-19

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When Jason Haley heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, he quickly took action. He ordered $40,000 in extra inventory to stock Ace Hardware of Clarkston, his store in Clarkston, Michigan. He assumed supply chain interruptions would make it challenging to keep …

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Farmer’s Building Supply Takes Small Steps Toward Normalcy

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The staff at Farmer’s Building Supply in Oregon has adjusted to an array of changes since COVID-19 began spreading in the state, and implementing and then eliminating new processes have been part of the journey. The team has worked well …

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Petersburg Hardware Pulls Together ‘To Keep Our Community Running’

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The employees at Petersburg Hardware in Petersburg, Indiana, have taken their roles as essential workers and community servants seriously. They have accommodated major changes to how their store serves customers and they have pulled together as a team to take …

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Washington Store Stays Flexible During Pandemic

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Located 15 minutes from Seattle, Island Home Center & Lumber is busy serving a community that is near one of the early U.S. hot spots for the COVID-19 pandemic. The proximity to Seattle doesn’t mean Island Home Center’s community has …

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Weakley-Watson Rethinks Community Service in Light of COVID-19

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Like many other retail operations, Weakley-Watson Hardware in Brownwood, Texas, is doing business differently in response to COVID-19. Owner Weston Jacobs is taking active steps not only to protect people from the virus, but also to take care of the …

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Hassett Hardware: Weighing What’s Right in Crisis

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The spread of COVID-19 has brought moral dilemmas to Eric Hassett, owner of five Hassett Hardware stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hassett’s stores sell products, such as cleaning supplies, which are critical for customers and employees to use …

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COVID-19 Prompts Major Shift in Retail Operations

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On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the first in more than a decade. As the number of confirmed cases surpassed 3,100 people in 49 states, governments, communities and businesses of all sizes have been forced …

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National Hardware Show and NRHA Conference Postponed

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The National Hardware Show (NHS) will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The show, scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, will remain in Las Vegas and be rescheduled for later this year. …

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