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OSHA to Issue Rules for Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers

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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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Don’t Lose Touch: Register Now for NHPA’s Contactless Commerce Webinar

contactless commerce

The past 18 months have challenged every retailer to adapt to new customer demands, shifting supply chain realities and new health mandates. One of the most important factors to emerge is contactless commerce. But how can you ensure your business …

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National Hardware Show Reaffirms Commitment to Safety

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In an open letter to attendees and exhibitors, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has reaffirmed its commitment to safety at this year’s event, scheduled to take place Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say after a year of a …

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Analyzing Q2 2021 Big-Box Sales

BIG-BOX SALES

Investigating big boxes’ second-quarter sales can help every independent home improvement operator position their own operations for success. Take a look at the latest financial reports from Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply to learn how each has fared during …

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Home Depot’s Q2 2021 Sales Reach $41B

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Big-box home improvement chain Home Depot announced $41.1 billion in second-quarter 2021 sales, an 8.1 percent increase from the same period in 2020. The second-quarter sales represent record quarterly sales for the company. Comparable sales for the company increased 4.5 …

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House-Hasson to Hold First In-Person Dealer Market in More Than 18 Months

House Hasson Market

House-Hasson Hardware is holding its first in-person dealer market Aug. 12-14 in Sevierville, Tennessee—and the company’s president says hotel rooms reserved for the event were snapped up by retailer attendees faster than for any market in the company’s history. “The …

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Made In America 2021 Event Postponed

Made in America 2021 postponed

Don Buckner, chief executive officer of Made In America, announced the Made In America 2021 event will be postponed. Due to increasing concerns about the COVID Delta variant and its impact, including the potential for future travel restrictions, shutdowns and …

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U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

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The U.S. economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels as gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, The New York  Times reports. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, GDP grew 6.5 percent. Housing accounted for roughly …

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