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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                                July 27, 2020
Retailers back Small Business Comeback Act

The National Retail Federation welcomed legislation introduced this week that would give small businesses new coronavirus pandemic assistance that could be used to pay expenses such as…
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Grainger Reports Results For The 2020 Second Quarter

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2020 second quarter including sales of $2.8 billion in the quarter driven by significant share gains in the U.S. segment. We estimate the MRO market declined between…
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As Consumer Habits Change, How Can Businesses Keep Up?

Many consumers, worried about the health risks of spending time in grocery stores, turned to services that would do their shopping for them.
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Grainger Earns High Score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index

The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by…
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The Home Depot Accelerates Investments in Outdoor Power Categories

The enhanced assortment will include The Home Depot’s top brands of innovative cordless outdoor power – Ryobi, Makita, DeWalt, and Milwaukee – as well as the most trusted brands of…
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Hurricane Season is Upon Us

The good news about hurricanes is that we have a week or close to it for preparation time. We know they’re coming and about when they’ll arrive. If you get caught…
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Lowe’s to Launch Exclusive Partnership with EGO

Beginning in December 2020, Lowe’s will be the exclusive nationwide home center to offer the top-rated line of EGO’s high-quality and innovative battery-powered mowers…
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COVID-19 Crushes Construction Starts in Most Metro Areas During First-Half 2020

The full force of the pandemic bore down on U.S. construction starts in April as economic activity virtually shut down and local restrictions on construction took effect. Construction resumed in some areas in May allowing…
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Granite Featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List

Granite achieved a rank of eight out of 407 companies, an exciting jump when compared to its rank of 14 in 2019, showcasing significant advancement in Granite’s work on…
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Retailers ask senators to support Healthy Workplace Tax Credit

The measure is similar to legislation introduced in the House last week by Representative Tom Rice, R-S.C., and NRF has asked that the tax credit be included in a comprehensive coronavirus relief bill currently being…
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