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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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Inside Big Boxes’ Fiscal Year 2020 Sales Results

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2020 was a year of sales momentum for the home improvement market. As COVID-19 forced millions of people across the world to stay at home, they begin to see new potential for their living spaces and finally had the time …

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Small Businesses Prioritized in Latest Round of Paycheck Protection Program

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The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding opened in January, and now, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is taking steps to prioritize lending to small businesses. To achieve this, the administration will: Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan …

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On the Web: March 2021

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There’s much more to discover from the March 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success. There’s More to Explore… NHPA, Industry Leaders Sign Letter on …

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OHSA Issues New Guidance Against COVID-19

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In its report ,  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides updated guidance on safety measures and health standards employers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, listing the following as necessary steps: Conduct a hazard assessment. Identify control measures …

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Lowe’s Reports $89B in 2020 Sales

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, revealing more than $89 billion in sales throughout a year marked by strong DIY spending. In total, Lowe’s reports fourth-quarter net sales of $20.3 billion, up …

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Exclusive: True Value CEO Chris Kempa Shares Thoughts on Retail Success

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True Value CEO Chris Kempa took time to speak to Hardware Retailing before the company launches its 2021 Spring V-Union. Learn more from Kempa about what to expect from this year’s virtual event, how True Value is adapting to better …

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Home Depot Announces $132B in 2020 Sales

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Big-box chain Home Depot has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, reporting more than $132 billion in sales throughout the year. Sales in the fourth quarter stood at $32.3 billion, an increase of 25.1 percent from the …

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