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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                          August 13, 2020
3 Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Many retailers believe that after COVID-19, they will get back to business as usual. By all indications, that’s not going to happen. Although consumers initially changed their buying habits due to…
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Mayhew™ Introduces New 11-in-1 Screwdriver and Nut Driver

The easy to change screwdriver and nut driver in one holds eight universal tips and converts to three nut driver series. This tool, backed by a lifetime warranty, features a…
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Lowe’s Announces Opening of Second Direct Fulfillment Center

Over the next 18 months, the company plans to open 50 cross dock delivery terminals, seven bulk distribution centers and four e-commerce fulfillment centers. This includes 20 cross dock terminals and one West Coast…
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Half Million Kids Workshop Kits Donated to Nonprofits – Home Depot

New virtual projects will be added regularly to keep kids engaged, and actual kits will be available for free at local Home Depot stores on the first Saturday of each month. In addition to supplying individuals with…
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Be sure to visit the virtual presence of our vendors by clicking on their link below. When you’ve finished visiting with them, “wander around” the rest of the event and explore other vendors!
Cutting Edge Products        Elkhart      Fluid Management
Imperial Blade/Stiletto  K-Co Innovations      Kraft Tool Company
The Original Garden Broom    Plylox Hurricane Window Clips Rescue Pest Control
Screw It Again      Sloggers Footwear        Star brite
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HomeServe HVAC Segment Continues Expansion

This is HomeServe’s first acquisition in the southeastern U.S., second overall in 2020, and HomeServe’s eighth acquisition in the trades since 2017. HomeServe’s locally branded companies now operate in…
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Retail imports to see lowest annual total in four years

August is expected to be the busiest month of the July-October “peak season” when retailers rush to bring in merchandise for the winter holidays. But with retailers ordering less merchandise, the month’s total would be…
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84 Lumber Opens New Truss Plant in Mansfield, Ohio

The plant is fully automated and outfitted with the latest design software, computerized saws and laser projection equipment. It is now building trusses and servicing…
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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in July

This month’s increase in the Dodge Momentum Index was the first in all of 2020. Since December 2019, the Momentum Index has lost 18% with most of the decline coming in April when…
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Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments

With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months…
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Connecting Consumers to Smart Plumbing Solutions

Typically, when people shop in the plumbing department, they encounter the usual and customary–faucets, toilets, water lines, and pipe putty. However, like most home improvement categories…
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