The 2020 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, originally postponed from early May to September 1-3 as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated during the spring, has been cancelled as an in-person event for this year because of the continuing impact of the pandemic, according to Reed Exhibitions.
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit has been rescheduled for March 7-9, 2021, from its previously scheduled date of October 7-9, 2020 in response to travel and public health uncertainties created by the spread of the coronavirus.
The National Retail Federation will host Lowe’s president and CEO, Marvin Ellison, as its next guest in its Retail Leadership series.
Ace Hardware has selected Medallia’s experience management platform and Gallup’s professional services for customer and employee experience, reinforcing the company’s commitment to being the “Helpful Place.”
Tractor Supply Company has named Melissa Kersey evp/chief human resources officer, effective July 20, 2020. Kersey will report to Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s president and CEO, and will serve on the company’s executive committee.
In a May 6 survey, more consumers expressed a willingness to shop retail stores, but most remain wary, according to Coresight Research.
Owner expenditures for home renovations and repairs are expected to decline at least through the first quarter of next year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Across the U.S., independently owned and operated True Value hardware stores are joining True Value Co.’s Shine-A-Light campaign by hanging decorative lights in their store front in an expression of goodwill, hope and solidarity, the company reported.