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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                            March 26, 2020
HIR Announces COVID-19 Focus Page

We at Home Improvement Retailer want to insure that we are sharing the latest and most up to date information we can in a way that is most convenient for our readership to access. We’ve set up a dedicated page for centralization of all COVID-19 content pertinent to the hardware / homewares / retail industry.

Retailers Welcome Bipartisan CARES Act to Help Businesses ‘Get Through This Turbulent Time’

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate’s expected vote today on stimulus legislation intended to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic:
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First Insight Finds Coronavirus Impacting Shopping Decisions, Spending, and Product Availability

As Coronavirus spreads nationwide, a recent survey by First Insight found that news of the virus is impacting the shopping behavior of 75 percent of respondents, up from 45 percent (a 70 percent increase) when comparing to a survey fielded in late February.
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Answering the Call for American Made Products

For some people, the primary motivation can be patriotism and the desire to create more jobs here in the U.S. Other folks are also concerned about lowing the carbon footprint and reducing pollution.
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Zurn Pledges $1 Million of Hygienic Product Fight Against COVID-19

“Zurn’s vision has always been to provide the safest and most efficient water solutions to protect human health and the environment,” says Craig Wehr, President of Zurn.
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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Announces Update Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Company has taken actions to promote the safety of employees by enhancing operating protocols at all its global locations in compliance with public health requirements, recommendations and guidelines.
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Gorman-Rupp Continues to Operate as an Essential Business

The Company intends to continue operating its manufacturing facilities in the State of Ohio while complying with all applicable laws and will be following the recommendations and guidelines of both our local and State government and the Centers for Disease Control.
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Majority of Americans Changing How They Shop Due to COVID-19 Concerns

As uncertainty and anxiety rise across the country due to COVID-19, Americans are doing whatever it takes to stay safe and healthy, including changing the way they shop, according to a new survey by leading shopping rewards app Shopkick.
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Lowe’s Commits $25 Million, Updates Operations in Response to COVID-19

Today, I wanted to share the first of many actions we are taking at Lowe’s in the spirit of doing-it-together in response to COVID-19 in the U.S.:
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At Home Group Inc. Temporarily Closes All Stores in Response to COVID-19

In order to continue serving customers’ needs during this time, At Home will launch curbside pick up beginning this weekend.
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Home Depot Temporarily Adjusts Store Hours, Extends Paid Time Off in Response to COVID-19

As an essential retailer to the communities it serves, The Home Depot is committed to keeping stores open just as it always does during times of crisis and natural disaster. 
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