Home » Newspage 419

News

Housing Recovery Drives Home Depot’s Increased Sales in First Quarter

homee

Home Depot reported sales of $19.1 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, a 7.4 percent increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2012, brought about largely due to the recovering housing market and despite a colder than average spring. On …

Read More »

PlanItDIY Looking for Retailers to Blog Stories, Insights and Advice

At PlanItDIY.com, we are always looking for great retailer bloggers who can tell us more about what’s going on behind-the-scenes at their stores, what their customers are up to and what projects they’re working on in their homes or stores. …

Read More »

True Value Reports a Decrease in Gross Billings

True Value reported gross billings of $444.3 million for the quarter ending March 30, down 0.9 percent for the same period a year ago, due to a nearly non-existent spring and a decline in lumber and building material vendor direct …

Read More »

Builder Confidence Improves in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved three points to a 44 reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for May. This gain, from a downwardly revised 41 in April, …

Read More »

Products Honored at Retailers’ Choice Awards Ceremony

NRHA recognized 36 products during the Retailers’ Choice Awards Ceremony at the National Hardware Show®, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. These products, which were specifically chosen by retailers as they scoured the show floor, are …

Read More »

‘E-Fairness’ Bill Passes Senate Vote; Awaits House Debate

The U.S. Senate recently voted 69 to 27 to approve a bill to allow states to collect taxes from online sellers that make $1 million or more in gross sales annually. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 will now move …

Read More »

New Products, Networking, Education Highlights of 2013 National Hardware Show®

National Hardware Show® attendees finished up the last day of the show by exploring new products, industry connections and ideas for doing business. This year, the show focused more on what attendees said was most valuable to them—the newest products on …

Read More »

Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show®

Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show

Attendees kept the energy level high on the show floor during the second day of the National Hardware Show®. Veteran attendees of the show said they continue to find it as a place where they can see a wide array …

Read More »