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NHPA Presents the 2020 Market Measure Report

Market Measure

Tune in on Dec. 16 to a webinar on the 2020 Market Measure Report presented by Dan Tratensek, NHPA executive vice president and executive editor of Hardware Retailing.  In this webinar, Tratensek will break down the economic trends and events …

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Access NRHA All-Industry Conference Content

NRHA All-Industry Conference

Were you unable to attend the 2020 NRHA All-Industry Conference in October? This year’s conference theme was “Industry Disrupters” and presentations focused on content relevant to today’s challenges and opportunities. Access all of the virtual keynote presentations, retailer panels and …

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Spectrum Paint to Acquire Assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg.

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Spectrum Paint Co. and members of the Richard family have announced plans to acquire the assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg. Co. in Rockledge, Florida. Spectrum, together with Eric Richard and Edward Richard Jr., will make up the ownership team of …

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports Record Sales and Profits in Q3

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Rural lifestyle chain Tractor Supply Co. reports record sales and profits in the third quarter of 2020, including a 31.4 percent rise in net sales during the period. In total, net sales for the three-month period ending Sept. 26 amounted …

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Existing Home Sales Rise 9.4% in September

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Existing home sales rose 9.4 percent in September over August levels, reports the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The rise in September sales marks the fourth consecutive month of existing home sales growth. In total, 6.5 million existing homes were …

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Westlake Ace to Open 22nd Store in Kansas City

Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake Ace Hardware has announced plans to open a new store in Kansas City’s historic Brookside neighborhood. Westlake Ace is leasing a 6,600-square-foot retail space for the store and will have a soft opening in late 2020 or early 2021. …

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PPG Reports $3.7B in Q3 Net Sales

PPG net sales

Pittsburgh-based paint manufacturer PPG has reported its third-quarter 2020 financial results, recording $3.7 billion in net sales, a 4 percent drop from the same period in 2019. Net income from continuing operations for PPG hit $442 million. Selling prices rose …

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Latest Houzz Data Highlights Home Improvement Strength

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New data from home renovation and design platform Houzz suggests the home improvement market has recovered to pre-pandemic activity levels, reporting the strongest construction activity since the third quarter of 2018. “The results from the Houzz Q4 Renovation Barometer show …

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