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Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

Home Hardware Ranks 40th in National Reputation Study

Home Hardware Reputation

Home Hardware Stores Ltd., Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, has been named one of Canada’s most reputable companies in Leger’s 25th annual Reputation study, where the company ranked 40th. “Home Hardware is honored …

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3 Visual Trends for 2022

Visual Trends

Social Media Today shared eight emerging visual trends for 2022 with the help of Depositphotos. We chose three visual trends for you to consider when developing different aspects of your business like website design, social media, advertising, etc. Go bold. …

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Demand for Housing Affordability Rises

According to a survey conducted by the polling firm Morning Consult on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 82 percent of Americans agree that policymakers should factor in housing affordability when considering new legislation and regulations. With …

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2022 Easter Spending Insights

Easter Spending 2022

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey with Prosper Insights & Analytics, 80 percent of Americans will celebrate Easter this year and 51 percent of celebrations will be in person. The survey also shows that American consumers plan …

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Rocky’s Ace Hardware Acquires Handyman Ace Hardware

Rocky's Ace Hardware

Rocky’s Ace Hardware (Rocky’s) has acquired Handyman Ace Hardware (Handyman). The transaction closed on April 1, 2022.  Located in Fairborn, Ohio, Handyman is comprised of nine Ace Hardware locations within the greater Dayton, Ohio, area along with a main office …

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Treat Your Customers’ Pets

Household Pets

According to the 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 70 percent of U.S. households own a pet. Additionally, according to the Insurance Research Council’s October 2020 report, Consumer Responses to the Pandemic and …

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A Roadmap for the Automotive Category

Scotty's True Value storefront

There are numerous niche categories to invest in to differentiate your business or fill a need in your community. Automotive is one such category that can bring your operation closer to being a one-stop shop and enhance your ability to …

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Customer Insights in Light of Product and Material Shortages

Trends - Consumer Insights

According to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), 59.2% of customers shop at the same store for home improvement products regardless of what products they are shopping for, but 73.8% will buy a product at another store before waiting on …

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