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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                                July 20, 2020
Shake Up Profits and Sell More Paint

Now is the time to think about ways you can make the department more profitable by increasing the average transaction size. Start with expanding your…
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Home Depot to Require Face Masks in all U.S. Stores

Currently, about 85 percent of Home Depot stores already require facial masks in compliance with local and state regulations, and all Home Depot associates are required to wear masks…
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Ace Hardware names Alison Dowell President and General Manager of Emery Jensen Distribution

Leading Emery Jensen Distribution, Dowell will be responsible for overseeing strategies and operational plans to grow the wholesale business. In addition to…
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PPG Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

The lower sales volumes reflect the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by…
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Lowe’s Adopts Nationwide Standard for Customers to Wear Masks

All Lowe’s stores will have signage at the entrances requesting that customers wear face coverings. Since the early days of the pandemic, Lowe’s has taken several operational measures to…
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June Retail Sales Increase

Retail sales rose in June, seeing both a monthly increase and their first year-over-year gain since the beginning of the year as more retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic reopened, but…
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Construction Starts Show Additional Gains in June

This marks the second consecutive monthly gain in construction starts following the COVID-19 induced declines in March and April. In June nonresidential building starts gained…
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Retailers welcome Healthy Workplace Tax Credit

The National Retail Federation welcomed legislation introduced today that would give businesses a tax credit intended to help defer the cost of employee testing, personal protective equipment, cleaning and other steps…
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Temperature Can Make You a More Competitive Buyer

The data measured the impact of temperatures between 67 and 77 degrees, a moderate range present in many office and home settings, as well as…
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Customers Buying Habits Transform the Retail Landscape

Advancements in technology previously thought of as “space-age” concepts with few real-life applications, are now becoming the norm for creating an exciting in-store and online shopping experience.
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