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CIBC: R&R indicators from major home improvement retailers show demand has picked up in May after challenging comps in March/April; this is consistent with indications from wood products companies of a pick-up in demand from home centers in recent weeks

Lowe’s CEO says pandemic 'forever' redefined the home, which for many now doubles as a workspace, driving different kind of home spend; high consumer savings, aging housing, home price appreciation, robust demand also continue to bolster home spend

Lowe's Q1 net earnings up to US$2.33B from US$2.32B; net sales down to US$23.66B from US$24.42B as comp sales fall 4%, comp sales for US home improvement business fall 3.8%, though Pro customer sales rise 20%

Home Depots Q1 net earnings up 2.1% to US$4.23B from US$4.15B; net sales up 3.8% to US$38.91B from US$37.5B last year, with comp sales up 2.2%, US comp sales up 1.7%

Retail MBA Brands launches live webinar titled 'How to Sell to Walmart - Walmart Seller Secrets'; webinar is part of series that explains how to get products into chain store retailers such as WalMart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Nordstrom

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