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Analyzing the DIY Home Improvement Marketplace

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The home improvement channel has seen 2020 as a year of renewed focus. With more people from all walks of life rethinking exactly what they want from their homes, analyzing home improvement shoppers’ behaviors, inspirations and new retail preferences can …

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2020 Cost of Doing Business Study Now Available

Cost of Doing Business Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)’s 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available. The study has been conducted annually for more than 100 years and collects detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint …

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The Retail Data: 2020 Election Survey

2020 Election Survey

The North American Retail Hardware Association recently asked retailers about their intentions and priorities leading up to the 2020 U.S. election on Nov. 3. Here are the results of the survey.  92% of survey respondents say they plan to vote …

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How 2020 Real Estate Trends Affect Your Business

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Exploring the U.S. real estate market helps you anticipate future trends and customer needs. COVID-19 disrupted what began as a strong year for housing, but seven months into the pandemic, reevaluating key industry metrics and understanding how they will affect …

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Now Available: 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

2020 cost of doing business study

The 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available! For decades, independent home improvement retailers have trusted this annual benchmarking tool to understand where their operation falls in the U.S. marketplace and set goals for future success. Featuring financial …

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Evaluate Your Business With Help From NRHA

Cost of Doing Business Study

Do you know how your operation stacks up against typical and high-performing retailers? NRHA is now collecting information from independent U.S. hardware stores, home improvement centers and lumberyards for the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study. From sales per square …

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Participate in the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is now collecting information from independent U.S. hardware stores, home improvement centers and lumberyards for the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study. The Cost of Doing Business Study is an annual overview of …

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5 Hiring Resources and Employee Management Guides

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Hardware Retailing magazine and the North American Retail Hardware Association have a wealth of hiring resources to help you manage your hiring process and evaluate the employees you bring on board. Review these articles and download the following guides to …

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