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Millennials Keep Shopping Traditions Going

Millennials are still shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, including Home Depot, despite their increasingly online lives, according to recent research from Nuestar Inc. About 48 percent of the millennials studied recently shopped at Home Depot, and 64 percent had shopped at Target within ... Read More »

Not Just Discounts: How Loyalty Programs Succeed

Whether you’re a Starbuck’s Coffee fan or not, you’ve likely heard of the company’s My Starbuck’s Rewards™ program. Everyday, customers line up for their java fix with their smartphones and loyalty cards brandished, eager to earn another star to add ... Read More »

Aging-in-Place Resources

As baby boomers and older consumers look to the future, many are searching for ways to improve their safety and quality of life without leaving their lifelong homes. The May issue of Hardware Retailing magazine takes a look at the aging-in-place ... Read More »

Home for the Ages

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Aging in Place Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/aging-in-place.  Popular Trends and Projects for Aging-in-Place Remodeling By Renee Changnon rchangnon@nrha.org and Sara Logel slogel@nrha.org Baby boomers currently make up more than one-fourth of the U.S. population, and every ... Read More »

Survey Ranks Ace Hardware Above Big Boxes

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware came out on top in a survey of customers’ satisfaction with home improvement shopping experiences. Market Force Information, a customer intelligence research company, polled about 2,000 home improvement industry shoppers, who ranked Ace first on merchandise organization, value, cleanliness, availability of eco ... Read More »

Existing Home Sales Hit High Numbers in March

Existing-home sales surged in March to the highest annual rate since September 2013, with the midwest snagging the largest gains, according to Realtor Magazine. The rest of the U.S. also experienced growth in existing-home sales. “The combination of low interest rates ... Read More »

The Newest Color? Minion Yellow

There’s a new color ready to jump from the movie theater screen onto products available for purchase. It’s called Minion Yellow. The Pantone Color Institute® recently released Minion Yellow, which is the first new color coming from the company in three years. Pantone is known ... Read More »

Report Suggests Retailers Dial Back Millennial Efforts

For years, retailers across many industries have focused on drawing in millennial consumers. However, a new report by Forrester Research Inc. recommends shifting some of that focus back to older consumers. What’s the difference between the two? Money to spend! The Forrester Research report, titled “The Future ... Read More »