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Why and How to Invest in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks put individuals and companies at risk and threaten the financial security of businesses and the economy. According to Statista, nearly a quarter of the companies that have experienced a cyberattack have lost between $50,000–$99,999. Among the surveyed companies, …

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Participate in the Q4 Independent Retailer Index Survey

Independent Retailer Index

Participate in the Q4 Independent Retailer Index survey! The Independent Retailer Index, developed by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) in partnership with The Farnsworth Group, serves as a regular measure of the independent channel’s performance. Discover how …

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Houzz Study Finds Sustainability Is Key to Kitchen Renovations in 2023

Houzz Inc. released the 2023 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study that found that homeowners engaging in kitchen renovations overwhelming want to incorporate sustainable features in their remodels with. Popular choices for sustainable features include LED bulbs (65%), energy-efficient appliances (61%), water-efficient …

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Theme Of 2022: Unmet Expectations

Market Measure

Provided by the Home Improvement Research Institute To start 2022, the U.S. market was expected to transition out of the supply chain and labor difficulties caused by the pandemic. However, continued product and staffing shortages remained and were only intensified …

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Industry Insights: Forward Thinking With Chris Kempa

Industry Insights

How did business change for True Value in 2022 compared to 2021? This year has been about maintaining and growing the pandemic-related boom the industry saw in 2021 and the sudden shift in consumer demand, specifically in the DIY and …

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Industry Insights: Forward Thinking With Boyden Moore

Industry Insights

How did business change for Orgill in 2022 compared to 2021? After two strong years of growth, we began to see growth moderate in 2022 and expect to end the year with an 8% increase in sales, which is likely …

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Industry Insights: Forward Thinking With Rob Wallace

Industry Insights

How did business change for Home Hardware in 2022 compared to 2021? Home Hardware Stores Ltd. stepped into 2022 focused on our vision to be Canada’s most trusted and preferred home improvement retail brand. Throughout the year, our team worked …

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Industry Insights: Forward Thinking With Steve Synnott & Shari Kalbach

Industry Insights

How did business change for HDA in 2022 compared to 2021? Distribution America and PRO Group joined forces in April 2022 to form Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA). We are striving to become a larger, more impactful and more efficient organization …

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