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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                            April 2, 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.
VISIT OUR COVID-19 FOCUS PAGE



CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

The CoVent-19 Challenge is open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists will work directly with Stratasys 3D printing experts and the CoVent-19 Challenge team to turn their designs into prototypes for testing.
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Home Depot Announces Business Updates in Response to COVID-19

The Home Depot® today provided an update on several temporary changes to its business in response to COVID-19. 
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The Strength of Digital in a COVID-19 World

While storefront retailers may have cursed and complained about the sales competition from e-commerce in the past, contemporary circumstance demonstrates exactly why the cyber-world can’t be ignored.
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“Stay Focused On Universal Needs and Aspirations” Advises Consumer Trend Expert

Owned and operated by IHA, the Show was slated to take place March 14-17 at McCormick Place.  The event typically features 2,200 exhibitors and draws 51,000 attendees from 130 countries.
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Mayhew™ ISO 9001:2015 Certification Extended through May 2023 and Granted Additional Accreditation Through ANAB

This accreditation certifies Mayhew’s Quality Management System applicable to Design, Configuration Management, Manufacture and Distribution of hand tools has been assessed and approved by the NQA against the provisions of the ISO 9001:2015.
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Grainger Elects to Draw Down on Revolving Credit Facility to Supplement Strong Cash Position

This is a proactive measure to increase the company’s cash position and preserve financial flexibility in light of current uncertainty in the global markets resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lowe’s Invites DIYers to Join Together in Thanking Frontline Heroes

Lowe’s invites do-it-yourselfers to join the company in creating expressions of gratitude to the frontline heroes working every day to support our communities during this challenging time.
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5 Tips for Operating a Rental Business

Offering rentals can improve the bottom line since it typically generates a 12-18 percent operating profit.
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Dow to expand hand sanitizer production at additional sites in North America, Europe and Latin America

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact around the world and needed medical, health and hygiene products are in short supply.
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The Toro Company Provides Business Updates Related to COVID-19 Impact

The company has preparedness and response plans in place at its facilities and has taken actions to keep employees safe and healthy.
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At Home Group Inc. Partners with PICKUP to Launch Contactless Next-Day Local Delivery

Home delivery is the next phase in the acceleration of At Home’s omnichannel strategy. At Home rolled out a buy-online-pickup-in-store pilot to 28 stores this past January, with initial plans to expand to more markets later in the year.
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