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SHRM Finds Most Employers Believe They Can Endure Omicron

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) hosted a pulse survey of U.S. executives and employers and found that 87 percent believe their organization will be able to endure the omicron variant of COVID-19. Despite the confidence in enduring the …

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Holiday Returns Will Cost Retailers More This Year

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Despite an increase in holiday spending, retailers are facing a financial crunch with an increase in holiday returns that will cost them more money. Holiday spending between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 was up 8.5 percent in 2021, according to …

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Do it Best Announces New Director of International Sales

Director of International Sales

Do it Best Corp. has named a new director of international sales with its promotion of seasoned veteran Christian Parra, effective immediately. In his new role, Parra will lead a team of international sales professionals serving hardware retailers in more …

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Follow HR on Social Media

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Are you browsing your social media feed in search of home improvement product trends, management advice and industry news? Hardware Retailing is excited to announce the official launch of its Instagram account. Follow us on all of our social media …

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HIRI Releases New Data on Consumer Behavior

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The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) continuously provides home improvement consumer data to its members to aid them in making better business decisions. As part of its efforts, HIRI recently surveyed consumers on their shopping habits and found that 59.2 …

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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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Home Improvement Research Institute: Year in Review


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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