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What Makes an Appliance Buyer?

appliance buyers

According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), appliance buyers have certain characteristics and preferences. Appliances can be a competitive category, but there may be an opportunity in your community as department stores close or people …

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A Review of Appliance Trends

appliance trends

According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute, 44 percent of appliance purchases went to big-box stores when they were in the market for a new large appliance. While those sales represent a significant segment of the …

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Pet Supplies Category Sees Sales Spike Amid COVID-19

Woman with Pet

As cities and states across the U.S. issued shelter-in-place orders for residents, one retail bright spot is the uptick in purchases made for pets, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). As consumers stocked up on essentials …

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spoga+gafa 2020: Green, Trendy and Sustainable

spoga+gafa

Once again presenting all facets of the garden theme, spoga+gafa returns to Cologne, Germany from September 6-8, 2020. Over three days, around 2,200 exhibitors from 60 countries will present their innovations and new products to the trade audience. “The fact …

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Breathe New Life Into Your Hand Tools Category

Hand Tools

Hand tools often represent one of the most reliable categories in a home improvement store. Whether a young couple is moving into a new home and building up their supply of DIY tools or a pro needs a replacement for …

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Making A Grander Home Entrance

Front Entrances Improvement

Homeowners who update the front entrances to their houses often start the projects because a repair is necessary, the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) reports. However, homeowners choose the materials they use for their entryway updates based on how attractive …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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Step into the Wild

Natural Landscaping

While most homeowners strive for pristine, golf course-like yards, there is a push to create more natural and wildlife-friendly landscapes in order to conserve natural resources and to encourage endangered or threatened wildlife, such as bees, butterflies and other native …

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