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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                     September 24, 2020

HomeServe’s Fifth Annual Contractor Conference Goes Virtual
“While this year’s conference looked a little different, the virtual format still provided a great forum for bringing together members of our exceptional network of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical…
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Growing Emphasis on Convenience for Today’s Consumers
“Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumers,” NRF Vice President for Research Development and Industry Analysis Mark Mathews said. “Shoppers are busier with commuting to work, dealing with family…
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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  

NRF Recognized with “Pledge to America’s Workers” Presidential Award
“Our industry employs the most diverse workers in America, impacting over 52 million jobs in our economy,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Our nation’s retailers are committed to helping our current and…
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Creating a Stylish Niche with Housewares
However, the housewares department is also an area ripe with opportunities. With a little imagination and lots of motivation, the department can become a booming niche business that attracts female customers,…
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Lowe’s Launches Contactless Pickup Lockers Nationwide
As shopping preferences shifted during the pandemic, Lowe’s accelerated the migration of to the cloud and rolled out curbside pickup to support sustained online growth. With the demand for contactless…
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Grainger Donates 1.7 Million Face Coverings to Children First Fund
A portion of the donation was used this summer to support the Summer Return to Play programming for sports across the district. Moving into the school year,…
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Visa Helps Prepare Small Businesses for the Holiday Buying Season
“Educational resources and community support are fundamental building blocks that will help small businesses get back to not only surviving, but thriving,” said Kevin Phalen, global head of business solutions,…
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Suppliers Re-imagine the Next Generation of Trade Shows
The pandemic’s social impact will completely alter the way this industry holds trade shows and conventions in the future. Our buying behavior and how customers interact with products and process information in the…
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Tap and Pay Contactless Payments are Here to Stay
Credit Card Issuers and point of sale terminal vendors will profit from the growth in transactions. According to a report produced by Juniper Research, contactless payments currently account for $2 trillion in transactions.
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Forbes Ranks Tractor Supply a Top Employer for New Graduates
“At Tractor Supply, our Mission and Values are deeply rooted in our culture, and how we treat our Team Members is key to everything we do,” said Melissa Kersey, Tractor Supply’s Executive Vice President, Chief…
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