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How Two Music Industry Professionals Launched A New Business During A Pandemic

When the pandemic hit the U.S. in March, married couple “Zito” and Christin Zito were trying to figure out next steps. Zito, who spent the past 20 years on the road most recently serving as production manager for Steve Aoki, and Christin, a celebrity hair and makeup stylist, weren’t sure what to do.

On Easter Sunday the couple was planning a cheat meal for their diet and Zito had a sourdough starter already made. While brainstorming what to make with it, they settled on sourdough cinnamon rolls. Having previously baked sourdough bread during Covid-19, the Zitos immediately knew there was something special about the sourdough cinnamon rolls. When Christin posted a photo on Instagram of their cheat meal,

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Lowe’s targets professionals, and its main competitor Home Depot, with new services

Lowe’s Cos. second-quarter results got a bump from professional tradespeople, a group that usually favors the home improvement retailer’s main competitor, Home Depot Inc.
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  reported profit and sales that were well ahead of expectations, and U.S. same-store sales growth of 35.1%, triple the 11.9% rise FactSet forecast.

Comparable sales in the professional category were up in the mid-20% range.

Lowe’s is taking aim at professionals with new initiatives and efforts designed for these shoppers, including a partnership with Stream for a free augmented reality video chat service called JobSight. Launched on June 1, it allows professionals to meet with clients virtually, a feature that’s particularly suited to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read:Transactions of $1,000 or more grew 16% at Home Depot during the second quarter

For professional loyalty customers, there’s a free one-year subscription to Home Advisor that comes will job leads and access to

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