HIR-News-04-08-19

February Retail Sales Increased February Retail Sales Increased
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NEWS & EVENTS                                                               April 8, 2019
February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018

Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year as delays and revisions related to the government shutdown continued to make comparisons difficult, the National Retail Federation said today.
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Retail employment dropped in March

Retail industry employment in March was down by 11,700 jobs seasonally adjusted from February and down 47,400 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the Labor Department said today.
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Nearly One Third of Americans Postpone Outdoor Projects

In advance of Spring Black Friday, The Home Depot® (NYSE: HD) commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans* conducted by Wakefield Research to find out how people use their outdoor spaces – front and back yards, patios, decks, etc.
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Kenmore® Smart Laundry Appliances and Dishwashers Are Now Integrated with Amazon Dash Replenishment

The Kenmore brand announced today an expansion of its line-up of smart appliances integrated with Amazon Dash Replenishment.
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New Crescent JOBOX® Safety Cabinets Provide more Time to Act

The new CrescentJOBOX®Flammable Storage Cabinets – developed by Apex Tool Group – are UL certified after not just passing heat tests but surpassing the standards for certification.
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Sunnyside Corporation Congratulates Long Time Employee Mel Sass on Retirement

Sunnyside Corporation would like to recognize and announce the retirement of Mel Sass. Mel has been involved in the Paint and Hardware industry for over 40 years. Mel has been a tremendous employee, a strong customer advocate, and great friend. Congratulations, Mel on wonderful retirement, and thank you for your years of dedication and commitment to Sunnyside Corporation.

We wish Mel and his family all the best in the years to come.

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