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4 Residential Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

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Understanding major residential construction trends in the U.S. can help your business anticipate pro and DIY needs. As rising material costs and home prices impact the market, take a look at new research compiled from the National Association of Home …

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Blish-Mize Hosts Live Buying Market, Celebrates 150 Years

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After more than a year of most events in the home improvement industry grinding to a halt, Kansas-based Blish-Mize Co. held a live, face-to-face market last week, welcoming retailers and vendors to the Overland Park Convention Center for its three-day …

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Home Hardware Virtual Spring Market Begins March 22

home hardware virtual spring market

Home Hardware has announced its Virtual Spring Market will take place March 22-29. The Virtual Spring Market is an opportunity for the Home Hardware community to unite, and for dealers and store staff to learn about new buying opportunities, including …

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Analyzing Pro Home Improvement Activity

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on pros, the organizations explore how …

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True Value Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

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True Value Co. announced Jeff Olson will join the company as chief financial officer. Olson, who will begin his new role on March 29, has over 30 years of experience in financial optimization, helping to drive commercial effectiveness and operating …

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Do it Best Spring Market Focuses on Future

Following the success of the virtual Fall Market, the Do it Best Spring Market opened March 7 to an online audience. The Spring Market builds on what worked at the Fall Market, which saw a 63 percent increase in sales, …

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Jason Plummer Named 2020 Lumberman of the Year

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The Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association (ILMDA) has announced Jason Plummer, vice president of R.P. Lumber in Edwardsville, Illinois, is the 2020 Lumberman of the Year. The award is the highest individual honor given in the Illinois retail lumber …

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Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World

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Business as a whole has changed because of the pandemic, and marketing is one area that has seen some big shifts in strategies during COVID-19 disruption. Businesses of every type must adjust and adapt to these changes or leave themselves …

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