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Hans Cummings

Born in Indiana and raised in Indiana, Germany and Virginia, Hans has worked for NRHA since 2001. He has a B.A. in English from Indiana University and is a published fantasy and science-fiction author. His hobbies include cooking, especially smoking meats, tabletop and video games and supporting space sciences and science education.

Register Now for the NHPA All-Industry Conference

Las Vegas Convention Center

Independent home improvement retailers and channel partners are invited to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference Oct. 21-23 at the newly renovated Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Click here to register. The conference, co-located with the National Hardware Show, …

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NRF Expects Record-Breaking Back-to-School Spending in 2021

back-to-school spending NRF

According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) back-to-school spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers plan to spend record amounts for school and college supplies as families and students look to return to in-person classrooms this fall. “The …

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NAHB Chairman Urges Congress to Boost Lumber Production

NAHB lumber production

The National Association of Home Builders‘ (NAHB) chairman Chuck Fowke called on Congress to increase domestic lumber production from federal lands to address the resilience of national forests, resolve lumber supply shortages, rein in elevated prices and improve housing affordability. …

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NRF Revises Forecast as Great Uncertainty Transforms Into Recovery

NRF Revises Forecast

As retailers head into the second half of 2021, National Retail Federation (NRF) chief economist Jack Kleinhenz says the great uncertainty clouding the nation’s economic outlook earlier in the year has transformed into evidence of a recovery from the COVID-19 …

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July New Products

July 2021 New Products

Smart Water Sensor The Phyn Smart Water Sensor features customizable temperature and humidity alerts. When the sensor comes into contact with water, users are notified by an audible alarm and an LED light, as well as notifications via SMS and …

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PRO Group and Distribution America Announce In-Person Executive Planning Conference

executive planning conference

Distribution America and PRO Group are excited to announce the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) will be held in-person at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa November 16-18, 2021. Attendees can expect all the pillars of the EPC, including …

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Dunn-Edwards Paints Announces 2022 Color Trends

color trend

Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2022 Color + Design Trends, a collection of color palettes. These five distinct palettes celebrate simple pleasures, new possibilities and optimism for the future. Meraki are muted Mediterranean-inspired hues. Retrouvailles are deep, rich colors inspired by …

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Keeping It Clean With At-Home Pet Grooming and Bathing Products

Home Pet Grooming

Pets require a lot of work—feeding, walks, vet visits and grooming. Thumbtack found the average cost for pet grooming in 2021 was between $60 and $90 a visit. Pet owners who want to save money in their pet care budgets …

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