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Fourth-Quarter 2017 Shows Uptick for Economy

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The year 2017 ended on a positive note for the U.S. economy, with fourth-quarter results showing growth in consumer confidence and in the housing and manufacturing sectors. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which is the only leading economic indicator included ... Read More »

Homeowners Make Their Kitchens Smarter

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Technology continues to be a growing area of interest for homeowners—a trend that is showing up in their kitchen remodeling projects. Houzz, an online home improvement community, surveyed more than 1,700 homeowners ... Read More »

NRHA’s Succession Planning Study Is Now Available

Succession Planning Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has released its Succession Planning Study. Succession planning is an ongoing challenge for retailers who do not have a successor in place or have not prepared a step-by-step exit plan for themselves before ... 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 »

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 »