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Monitoring the Market: Q4 2020

Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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Review the Latest COVID-19 Retail Restrictions

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During the 2020 holiday shopping season, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is striving to keep independent home improvement retailers informed of the latest COVID-19 guidance. Take a moment to review a state-by-state overview of current restrictions on …

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COVID-19’s Impact on 2020 and Beyond

NPD's Checkouts

New consumer information from market research firm The NPD Group (NPD) shows the popularity of DIY home improvement projects is a trend that looks poised to continue. NPD’s Checkout service tracks consumer behavior across all retail channels, illuminating trends in …

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Battery Charger and Maintainer

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The Duracell 4 Amp Charger and Maintainer is a multistage charger that automatically adjusts to the power needs of your batteries. With 4 amps of power, it takes batteries from dead to ready to start in under 2 hours. The …

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Lowe’s 360: Extra Features

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Read the Lowe’s 360 story from Hardware Retailing magazine here. The following extras are only available online and provide a closer look at Lowe’s. SWOT Analysis  Lowe’s has been successful for decades, but operates in a competitive marketplace with strong contenders among …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Kirby Scales

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Kirby Scales, General Manager, Russell Do it Center 7 home centers and 2 building supply stores, Alabama A chance opportunity at a family friend’s hardware store was the beginning of what would become a lifelong career for Kirby Scales. Today, …

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Ace Hardware to Relocate Florida Distribution Center

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Ace Hardware Corp. will relocate its retail support center (RSC), currently located in Tampa, Florida, to Plant City, roughly 25 miles east. Company leaders say the relocation will enable the RSC to grow by more than 315,000 sq. ft. Construction …

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Headlines for Canadian Retailers: June 22

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. LBM Well-Positioned to Rebuild Economy A recent economic …

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