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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                     December 12, 2019
Two-Thirds of Retailers See Increase in Organized Thefts

Organized retail crime affects almost all merchants and more than two-thirds of those surveyed have seen an increase in the past year, according to the 15th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation.
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Home Depot to Provide Update on Transformational “One Home Depot” Investment Strategy to Extend Market Leadership

Customers expect a frictionless, interconnected shopping experience. As a result, in fiscal 2018, the Company began a three-year, accelerated investment program to position itself as One Home Depot.
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190 million Shoppers Set 5-day record – Spending up 16 percent

With Thanksgiving arriving six days earlier than last year, consumers came out in force to shop online and in-store from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday.
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NRF Welcomes Agreement to Vote on USMCA

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the announcement that the administration and House leadership have agreed to hold a vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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PG&E Urges Customers to Stay Safe as They Decorate Homes and Businesses This Holiday Season

By following some simple safety tips, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers can make sure their holiday season stays merry, bright and accident free.
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Show Employees Appreciation – 5 Ideas for the Holiday Season

In small businesses, owners tend to have a closer, more personal relationship with their employees—often working together side-by-side. They have the option to give more personalized gifts that reflect the person’s interests and to show they care about the things that are important to employees.
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PPG Appoints Robert King as Vice President, Global Operations, Industrial Segment

Reporting to Rebecca Liebert, PPG executive vice president, King will be responsible for leading the company’s industrial segment global manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and asset management, and continuous improvement activities.
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GMS Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 of $861.9 million were up 3.4%, or 2.7% on an organic basis, compared to $833.8 million for the second quarter of the prior fiscal year.
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4 Ideas to Spruce Up Business for the Holidays

Retailers who reward customers for their patronage are in a better position to generate repeat business and finish the year on a positive note.
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