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How DIYers Are Handling Product Shortages

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The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) recently partnered with The Farnsworth Group to track sentiments among homeowners in the midst of continuing supply chain issues, increasing prices and product shortages.  The survey included homeowners who choose to complete projects themselves …

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Guiding Customers Toward Natural Lawns & Gardens

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As people head back into offices and spend more time away from home, consumers will look for low-maintenance outdoor spaces that save them time and effort. One solution you can recommend are native plants. Reems Creek Nursery in Weaverville, North …

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2 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Solutions

Low-maintenance Solutions

Reems Creek Nursery in Weaverville, North Carolina, has been serving customers’ lawn and gardening needs since 1979. Reems Creek employees Tanya LaCorte, perennial buyer, and Ruth Gonzalez, marketing director, shared two low-maintenance lawn and garden solutions to share with your customers …

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Home Design Trends to Look for in 2022

For nearly two years, our homes have become places to work, go to school, enjoy time with family and find respite from the craziness of the pandemic. Since homeowners were spending so much time at home, many embarked on renovations, …

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Light, Bright and Smart: Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Trends for 2021

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While the pandemic has caused major disruptions, it’s also led to a boom in the lawn and garden industry, as consumers turned to outdoor spaces as places of sanctuary and spent money meant for travel and other activities on their …

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4 Selling Tips for Post-Pandemic Home Improvement Projects 

Last year, the number of people engaging in home improvement projects soared, as consumers sought to pass the time and improve their living spaces while spending more time at home. This year, consumers will continue to tackle projects around the …

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Products and Connections to Help You Serve Local Beekeepers

Rand Hardware

Last spring, many people rediscovered the fun and sense of accomplishment that growing a home garden can provide. The impact of those hobby gardeners was significant. A September 2020 market forecast report from IHS Markit/Home Improvement Research Institute showed significant …

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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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