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Home Depot and Lowe’s care about aging homes, not new houses

  • New housing starts soared over the summer, but that doesn’t matter much to home improvement retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s.
  • Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ virtual retail conference this week, the CEOs of both companies clarified that their businesses are not dependent on new home construction.
  • In fact, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said that the aging housing stock in the US is good for business. 
  • “If you’re living in one of those aging homes, it’s going to lend itself to you making those investments to modernize,” he said.
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When it comes to the home improvement business, fixing up an older home is a far more lucrative than building a new one from scratch. 

That is at least the case for retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. The CEOs of both companies recently made comments during Goldman Sachs’ annual Global Retailing Virtual Conference suggesting

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HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Attracting and keeping top employees bedrock of company’s service

Quality employees are the bedrock of Home Instead Senior Care, and since its founding in 1996, it has worked to build and strengthen its workforce.



a man sitting on a bench in front of a building: Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.


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Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.

Anne Peters bought the franchise, located in Urbandale, in 2008. Home Instead  specializes in companionship, chronic disease management, dementia care, plus more. 

Peters said it is the company’s culture that attracts top employees — 78 responsible for around 600 seniors yearly. Employees go through a 90-day mentorship program dedicated to their professional growth. 

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“We very much have a culture

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Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their relatives, according to a new report that underscores that kids can bring the germ home and infect others.



FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 file photo, children play "pin the mask on Gov. Gary Herbert" during a "Trash Your Mask Protest" rally hosted by the Utah Business Revival at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The event was held to protest Herbert's order requiring all K-12 schools in Utah to require face coverings to stop the spread of the coronavirus. According to a study by health officials in Utah and at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionn released on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, children in the state who caught coronavirus at day care programs or day camps spread it to about 25% of the people they encountered later, highlighting the role children can play a role in spreading the virus from child care settings to household contacts. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


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FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 file photo, children play “pin the mask on Gov. Gary Herbert” during a “Trash Your Mask Protest” rally hosted by the Utah Business Revival at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The event was held to protest Herbert’s order requiring all K-12 schools in Utah to require face coverings to stop the spread of the coronavirus. According to a study by health officials in Utah and at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionn released on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, children in the state who caught coronavirus at day care programs or day camps spread it to

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