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NHPA Insights on E-Commerce and Retail Technology

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Because the landscape of retail technology and e-commerce has changed dramatically in the last few years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) asked independent retailers to share their insights on how their approach to or thoughts on retail …

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An Analysis of Paint and Decorating Outlet Performance

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The 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study presents the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) annual financial and operational profile of independent hardware stores, home centers, lumber and building materials outlets and paint and decorating outlets.  This study assesses …

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Market Measure: The Industry’s Annual Report

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Another remarkable year for the home improvement industry is complete, and while at this point last year many retailers couldn’t fathom breaking the records 2020 brought, 2021 was a banner year, again. The annual Market Measure report highlights the growth …

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Unprecedented Sales Activity in Canada

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Provided By Michael McLarney, Managing Director, Hardlines, NHPA Canada As the economy opens up and consumers begin spending money on travel and other sectors, Canadian retailers have a wait-and-see attitude to determine whether spending will detract from home improvement sales. …

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Home Improvement Research Institute: Year in Review

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Entering 2021, many within the home improvement industry proceeded with caution. Even though 2020 was rife with heartache, turmoil and disruption at a global level, home improvement was one of the few shining stars. Homeowners took their forced time at …

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Market Measure 2022: Expert Analysis

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Home Sweet Home: Housing Trends Q&A With Nadia Evangelou Economic Expert Shares Insights on Consumer Confidence Read additional insights from the North American Hardware and Paint Association and the Home Improvement Research Institute.  

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Porches Gain Popularity With Homeowners

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A place for sitting, sipping and spending time together, a home’s porch offers additional living space and provides a spot for homeowners to enjoy time outdoors. The Survey of Construction, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, found that 65 percent …

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