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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                            April 23, 2020
True Value Company Announces CEO Transition

Prior to joining True Value, Kempa had 25 years of experience in the distribution sector, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Group President of ORS Medco, and previously as an officer at Grainger with responsibility for its international business.
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Custom® Building Products Earns GREENGUARD Gold Certification

CUSTOM® products with this designation are deemed acceptable for schools, healthcare facilities and similar environments with children, elderly and others sensitive to poor air quality caused by high emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Retailers Welcome Legislation to Expand Small Business Pandemic Loans

Nearly 200,000 small retailers have taken part in the Paycheck Protection Program, receiving an average loan of $155,000 each for a total of $29 billion, but funds have run out and the SBA is no longer accepting new applications.
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2020 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence, Product Design to be Announced Thursday

The 2020 Global Honorees for the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for retail excellence and product design will be announced Thursday, April 23 during a live-streamed event on TheInspiredHome.com, the International Housewares Association announced.
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COVID, Cleaning & Kids: Safety First

New reports indicate an increase in calls to poison control centers for unintended exposures to cleaning and disinfecting products.
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Retailers Urge Federal Pandemic Insurance Program Similar to 9/11 Terrorism Coverage

Coverage against pandemics could be crucial as retailers seek to renew leases, invest in real estate, order inventory, plan for capital improvements and hire or re-hire workers in coming months.
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US DoL Issues Alert to Help Keep Construction Workers Safe

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect construction workers from exposure to the coronavirus.
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7 Resources to Help You Understand COVID-19 Loans

The good news is that Congress allocated $365 billion to fund the Protection Paycheck Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The bad news is the money for the Paycheck Protection Program is already gone.
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U.S. Home Prices Rose in March Despite Onset of COVID-19 Crisis

While real estate markets came under significant pressure in the second half of March, as of the end of the month the impact of the COVID-19 crisis had yet to materially translate into any impact on home prices.
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NRF Statement on Administration’s Tariff Deferral Announcement

The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.
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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Announces Upcoming Retirement of Adrian Bellamy

Mr. Bellamy joined Williams-Sonoma’s Board in 1997 and served as Lead Independent Director from 2009 to 2010 when he was elected Chair of the Board.
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Mayhew™ Introduces New 10 PC Phillips® Titanium Coated, Low Profile, Dual Drive Bit Set

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets.
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