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After-Christmas Shoppers Offer More Potential Sales

Christmas

The year 2018 has been strong for holiday shopping, but the spending hasn’t ended yet, even though Christmas is over, according to the National Retail Federation. In fact, 68 percent of holiday shoppers planned to keep shopping during the week ... Read More »

Retail Analyst Emphasizes Omnichannel Focus

omnichannel

In retail, there is a growing demand for businesses to reach shoppers both online and through brick-and-mortar stores. Modern shoppers expect an omnichannel approach, says Joe Derochowski, executive director and home industry analyst for The NPD Group, a company that ... Read More »

Learn from a Customer: How to Increase Contractors Sales

Greg Sammet, a certified water specialist at Martin Water Conditioning with 15-plus locations in Pennsylvania and New York, knows a bit about how a retailer can earn his business. He’s been working with independent retailers like PaulB Hardware for years ... Read More »

From A to Generation Z

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Generation Z is becoming an increasingly potent market segment. Born after 1995, the cohort’s oldest members are graduating college and entering adulthood. For independent retailers, it’s important to know how ... Read More »

Consumer Spending on Retail Increased in June

consumer spending

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that consumer spending on retail sales, which includes spending at stores, websites and restaurants, rose 0.5 percent in June from May’s figure, The Wall Street Journal reports. Consumer spending, contributes more than two-thirds to ... Read More »

Home Organization Is a Growing Category

home organization

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Home organization products compose a growing category, and DIYers are the most frequent buyers of the cabinets, benches and other storage items they need to put their houses ... Read More »

America’s Main Streets Contest Honors Local Business

america's main streets

Starting today, you can nominate your favorite Main Street in the U.S. as part of the third annual America’s Main Streets contest. Organized by Independent We Stand, this program awards $25,000 and additional prizes to a deserving Main Street in ... Read More »

Home Remodeling Spending to Increase in 2018

home remodeling

Homeowners are expected to spend nearly $340 billion on residential repairs and renovations in 2018, according to recent data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The organization released the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which ... Read More »