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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Rises

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about the economy and their trade, based on the latest Housing Market Index released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo. Overall, homebuilder confidence rose to 66 points in August, …

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NRHA Presence at Lawn and Garden Event Highlights Retail Opportunity

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently co-located two events at the 2019 Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show, which was also home to the first annual Independent Home Improvement Show, presented by the National Hardware Show®. The combined event …

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Where the Smart Home Market Is Growing

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The U.S. smart home market is growing quickly. In fact, the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) projects that the market will more than triple in size from 2018 to 2022. Five years ago, safety and security devices were the biggest …

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IGC Show Features Opportunities for Product Research, Networking

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The 2019 Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) landed in McCormick Place in Chicago this week, which was a new venue for the event. To coincide with the new location, the IGC Show featured additional programming from the North American …

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5 Operations Tips From the 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference

Foundations of Leadership Conference

The 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference took place on the show floor of the 2019 Independent Garden Center Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The site was also home to the first annual Independent Home Improvement Show, presented …

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Headlining Stories From the September Issue of Hardware Retailing

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The September issue of Hardware Retailing magazine shares highlights from three industry news stories. Click the headlines below to view the full version of each article. True Value CEO Discusses Benefits of Strategic Investment Ace Hardware Names Benjamin Moore Its Preferred …

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Retailers Talk Lawn and Garden Trends at NRHA IGC Event

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The 2019 Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) landed in Chicago yesterday, and this year, there was even more activity on the show floor. Three additional events were co-located at this year’s IGC Show, including two from the North American …

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NRHA New England Road Trip Shows Strength of Independent Retail

New England Road Trip

In order to stay connected with retailers like you, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) makes it a point to get out and visit as many independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in North America as we can. …

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