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Construction Professionals Confidence at Highest Point Since 2018

construction confidence

Confidence levels among residential construction professionals are at their highest point since 2018 and are up five points from 2021, according to the Q1 2022 Houzz Renovation Barometer. Confidence among architecture and design firms is up one point from Q1 …

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U.S. Inflation Climbs at Highest Rate Since 1982

May inflation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, which measures U.S. inflation, increased 0.6 percent in January. The all items index increased 7.5 percent before seasonal adjustment, the largest 12-month increase since …

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Growth at Retail Ports to Slow During First Half 2022

retail ports

According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report, imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to slow during the first half of 2022. The report, released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, found that even …

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NYC Retailer Picks Color of the Year to Honor City

NYC Color of the Year

Around the fall, paint manufacturers release their Color of the Year picks. To involve the community last year, Janovic in New York City hosted its first ‘2022 NYC Color of the Year’ contest. “New York is a bustling city with …

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Do it Best Hosts Spring Market ‘Virtually Everywhere’, Focuses on Trends, Product Availability

virtual market

Welcoming a record number of member-owners, the Do it Best Spring Market kicked off Feb. 11 in a virtual format. The market runs through Feb. 25, offering special purchasing opportunities, key industry insights and proven best practices through a new …

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NHPA Conference Speakers Announced

NHPA All-Industry Conference

Meet the following speakers who will take the stage at the 2022 NHPA All-Industry Conference in Las Vegas on April 5-7. And if you haven’t already, register for the 2022 NHPA All-Industry Conference here. Industry Presentations Keynote Employees First: Disrupting …

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Orgill Prepares to Host First In-Person Dealer Market Since 2020

Orgill Dealer Market

To hear more insights about Orgill’s upcoming Spring Dealer Market and the company’s 175th anniversary, listen to Dan Tratensek’s interview with Orgill President and CEO Boyden Moore on the Feb. 21 episode of the “Taking Care of Business” podcast. With its …

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National Hardware Show Announces Co-Location With KBIS, IBS in 2023

attend NHS 2023

In a boon for members of the design, construction and home improvement industries, three of the leading trade shows will take place at the same time in 2023, furthering the offering of what attendees can see next year. The National …

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