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Selling to Animal Owners, Even if Pet Products Aren’t Your Niche

pet products

Millions of U.S. households own animals, and on any given day, these owners are in the market for everything from dog sweaters to pet-friendly home renovations. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly 60 percent of U.S. households own ... Read More »

Get Smart About the Future of Housewares

housewares

In an increasingly connected society, it should come as no surprise that consumers are looking at how technology can improve and streamline their day-to-day lives. People are accustomed to having solutions at the touch of a button, and housewares manufacturers are ... Read More »

Greenery, Shadow Among 2017 Colors of the Year

2017 Colors

Color Expert Weighs in on Manufacturers’ ‘Color of the Year’ Choices For many homeowners, a new year often inspires consumers to create a new décor inside the home. Whether they are simply looking to update the bathroom walls or are ... Read More »

Amazon’s Voice-Activation System Becoming Standard in Appliances

smart appliances

Smart appliances with built-in voice activation are becoming standard for many manufacturers. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, held this month in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Alexa was the voice-activation system of choice, according to CNET. Whirlpool voice-integration with Alexa will become standard ... Read More »

Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

Kitchen bath trends

Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are trending in design preferences for kitchens and bathrooms for 2017, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report. The report is an annual member survey compiled by the National Kitchen & Bath Association ... Read More »

The New Era of Convenience in Store Services

Store Services

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org  The restaurant industry has been doing it for years. Customers call in or place an order online, then go to the restaurant to get their carryout dinner. The ... Read More »

2016 Market Measure

2016 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2016 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. The Ups and Downs of a Positive Year To simply state that 2016 has been a good year for home improvement ... Read More »

Let Customers Know Your Business Is a Better Investment

Local Advantages

Your customers likely understand that shopping at locally owned stores benefits the community, but why not use hard numbers to drive the point home? You have access to data specific to the independent home improvement industry, courtesy of the Home ... Read More »