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2023 HIRI Summit Keynote Talks Consumer Behavior Trends

consumer behavior

Last week, at the 2023 HIRI Summit, keynote speaker Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz, shared four key focus areas of consumer behavior that retailers can focus on to be sure they are meeting their customers’ needs. …

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Sizzling Kitchen Design Trends

Consulting with top interior design experts, Fixr.com, a remodeling research organization, compiled the latest kitchen trends in its Kitchen Trends Report 2023. Here are some insights from the 62 design experts featured in the survey. 74% say mixing materials is …

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Dig Into Data With the 2023 Cost of Doing Business Study

The latest data you need to keep your operation on track is now available in the 2023 Cost of Doing Business Study. For over 100 years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has surveyed home improvement operators throughout …

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3 Hiring and Retention Statistics

Employee Retention

Developing Talent: Discover how a healthy company culture encourages employees to turn a job into a career at hardwareretailing.com/job-to-career. According to the 2023 Job Seeker Survey from Bankrate, a consumer financial services company, 56% of the workforce is likely to …

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3 Homeowner Trends Driving Outdoor Living Product Purchases

Homeowner Trends

Take a Closer Look¬†: Discover more insights from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and dive deep into paint and sundry trends at hardwareretailing.com/hiri-paint-sundries. In the last few years, homeowners have been keen to level up their outdoor living spaces. …

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Insights from the Home Improvement Research Institute

HIRI Research

Looking Forward: Discover more home improvement insights from HIRI at hardwareretailing.com/hiri-deceleration. Paint, particularly interior wall paint, has long been a go-to for many DIYers. With one of the highest DIY purchase incidences across home improvement categories, paint remains a constant …

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NHPA Independent Retailer Index Shows Increases in Total Sales and Inventory Investment for Q4 2022

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), in partnership with The Farnsworth Group, has released results from the Q4 2022 Independent Retailer Index, a quarterly survey that measures key performance indicators in the independent home improvement channel. In a …

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Catch Up on the Independent Retailer Index Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report

How the Index Works for You: Sign up to receive updates on when surveys go live and download the reports at YourNHPA.org/retailer-index. The Independent Retailer Index, developed by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) in partnership with The …

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