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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                      February 10, 2020
Home Depot: Army Veteran Surprised with Texas Smart Home

The Home Depot is proud to serve our veterans. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has improved more than 47,000 veteran homes and invested more than $335 million in veteran causes.
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Lowe’s to Offer Free Kids’ Workshops Nationwide

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) will now offer free, monthly Kids’ Workshops at every Lowe’s store nationwide beginning Saturday, Feb. 8.
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Coronavirus Concerns Close International Sourcing Expo for The Inspired Home Show 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and after consultation with Chinese pavilion organizers and exhibitors, the International Sourcing Expo will not open at The Inspired Home Show 2020, the International Housewares Association announced today.
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Raising the Bar on Customer Service

Convenience is so essential to consumers; it can be a deal-breaker when they shop with retailers who fail to meet their expectations.
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Snap-on Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

“We are encouraged by our progress in strengthening our operations in 2019 despite ongoing headwinds from unfavorable currency and economic challenges in certain geographies throughout the year,” said Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and chief executive officer.
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Retail Tech Summit Aims to Bridge Startup Innovation, Retailers and Research

Silicon Road Ventures, the first retail technology investment fund, will host its inaugural conference on April 22-23 at The Garage at Georgia Tech. 
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Turn Up the Heat on Grill Sales

The industry generated $1.47 billion in grill sales in 2016. That figure has grown in the past three years at a steady pace.
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Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Fiscal First Quarter Revenues and Profits

“Our first quarter performance was in line with our expectations, reflecting several headwinds we anticipated and discussed on our last earnings call,” said Tim Cofer, CEO of Central Garden & Pet.
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Influence of Supervisors on Construction Safety Rises in New Study

While improving jobsite safety has always been a top priority in the construction industry, the Safety Management in the Construction Industry SmartMarket Report series over the last eight years has shown that contractors place high importance on jobsite worker participation and contribution to safety.
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