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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 »

Not All Millennial Customers Are the Same

millennial customers

If you’re like most retailers, you may often ask yourself how you can attract more millennial customers to your business. This generation is often generalized in broad strokes and described using negative words like lazy, entitled and delusional. However, millennial ... Read More »

Getting in on the Home Staging Game

Click the image above to view a full PDF. Real estate agents advise homeowners who want to improve their home’s selling potential to do some interior staging—and some of that staging includes minor remodeling projects, according to research from the ... Read More »

Training, Research and Events Available Through NRHA

Training Events

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Looking back on the past 12 months, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has made quite an impact this year. Your association launched and released many exciting programs, services and events. ... Read More »

Making Big Splashes With Shower Updates

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story Homeowners who are planning to remodel their master bathrooms are making a big deal out of shower upgrades. Master bathrooms are one of the top spaces homeowners remodel, according to ... Read More »

2017 Holiday Sales Forecast: Online Shopping Up, Overall Sales to Climb

holiday sales

Retailers across the country are gearing up for a busy holiday sales season, with sales projected to be 3.6 to 4 percent higher than last year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports. That increased spending can add up for independent ... Read More »

Retailers Want Truly Secure Credit Cards

Secure Credit Cards

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. A new study from The National Retail Federation (NRF) finds that small business owners across the country are adopting new chip-and-signature credit card readers, but many still want increased credit ... Read More »

Highlights From 2017 Employee Compensation Report

Employee Compensation

Click the image above to see how data from the 2017 Employee Compensation Report appeared in Hardware Retailing‘s November issue. NRHA Presents Insights From New Report Retailers’ payroll expenses can be a critical part of their operations’ profitability. The North American Retail Hardware ... Read More »