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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                          August 20, 2020

Ace Hardware Reports Record Second Quarter 2020 Results
The 35.3 percent increase in U.S. retail same-store-sales during the second quarter of 2020 reported by the approximately 3,200 Ace retailers who share daily retail sales data was the result of a…
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Lowe’s Reports Second Quarter 2020 Sales and Earnings Results
Sales for the second quarter were $27.3 billion compared to $21.0 billion in the second quarter of 2019, and comparable sales increased 34.2 percent.  Comparable sales for the U.S. home improvement business…
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H.I.R.’s inaugural virtual event is open!

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
Sunnyside Twist and Seal  

Home Depot Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results
In the second quarter, the Company invested approximately $480 million in additional benefits for associates, including weekly bonuses for hourly associates in stores and distribution centers. Year-to-date, the Company has spent…
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Granite’s Sustainability Progress Report Wins Gold 2020 MerComm ARC Award
Granite’s 2019 Sustainability Progress Report encompasses our comprehensive set of goals including corporate social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and responsible governance. It provides an evaluation of our…
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New Chalk Reels from Crescent Lufkin Relieve Pain Points for Pro Users
For too long, professionals have had to deal with chalk reels that are messy, inefficient and poorly built. That’s why Crescent Lufkin is launching its new line of chalk reels, designed to erase…
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Tractor Supply Company Honors 2020 Top Vendor Partners
Each company was selected for their exceptional dedication, collaboration and commitment to offer products that resonate with…
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Lowe’s Launches Tool Rental Program Nationwide
Lowe’s Tool Rental departments will be newly constructed spaces that either expand the Lowe’s store or are located on Lowe’s property next to an existing store. For more information…
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Home Depot: A Hurricane Expert in Every Aisle
From the Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico to the Atlantic Coast, many of our associates have experienced the effects of tropical systems first-hand. They know how to help their communities stay safe and we’ve asked a few to…
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Parents Spend More on Computers & Desks Expecting Online Classes
An update of NRF’s annual back-to-class survey conducted in early August found 63 percent of consumers expect at least some school and college classes will take place online this year, up from 55 percent when…
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Construction Starts Lose Ground in July
The decline was due to a significant pullback in the nonbuilding segment, which fell 31% from June to July. Nonresidential building starts rose 3% while residential building starts increased…
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