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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                         October 15, 2020

Do it Best Invests in member growth with new leadership role
“As we continually invest in our ability to serve as strategic partners in our members’ growth, Chris is the perfect person to lead this key initiative,” said Nick Talarico, Vice President of Sales and Business…
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Construction Starts Step Back in September
Year-to-date through nine months, total construction starts were down 14% from the same period in 2019. Nonresidential starts were lower by 26% and nonbuilding was down 18%, while residential starts gained 1%.
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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  

The Strength of Digital in a COVID-19 World
Retailers around the world are feeling the pinch from COVID-19. With so many countries under travel restrictions and people being advised to stay home, storefront retail sales are way down (except, apparently,…
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The Home Depot Closer to Renewable Energy 2025 Goal
Enel Green Power is building the new solar energy facility as a hybrid Azure Sky Solar + Storage plant. It’s expected to generate 586 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year, which will power the grid and charge a…
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Mayhew ™ Extends Hammerless Tools Products Line
These unique spring powered tools have the potential to deliver up to 3500lbs of striking force with precision and accuracy. Made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty.
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20 Things That Annoy People at Work
It seems that people are beyond annoyed at times and wanted to add additional comments that were not covered by questions in the survey. These respondents mentioned office politics (backstabbing, favoritism,…
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Lowe’s Announces 2020 Vendor Partners of the Year
Furthering the company’s commitment to offering more sustainable products in its assortment, Lowe’s recognized LG Electronics with the company’s first-ever Sustainability Award. With more than 80 percent of its…
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Eight Simple Visual Merchandising Tips for the Holidays
Avoid thinking of visual merchandising as an expenditure or a time-commitment.  Consider it as the price you pay for customers to connect to the merchandise. Although e-commerce is experiencing significant growth…
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Imports set new record as retailers stock up early for holidays
“After staying at home this spring, consumers are buying again and retail supply chains are working overtime to keep up with demand,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.
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Tractor Supply Completes Pet Celebration With $200,000 in Donations
Tractor Supply kicked off its eighth annual Rescue Your Rescue contest in early September and invited customers to nominate their favorite local animal shelters. More than 23,000 nominations were received,…
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