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Homeowners Can Expect Delays With These 3 Home Improvement Projects

home improvement project delays

Spending on home improvement projects and repairs is expected to be up 9 percent in 2022 compared to spending in 2021, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While that’s good news for contractors and home …

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Buy Now, Pay Later Services Popular This Holiday Season

buy now pay later

The retail landscape is constantly changing and evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging for retailers to embrace. When it comes to payment options for consumers, the newest trend is to buy now, pay later (BNPL) services where the consumer …

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4 Takeaways from the NAR 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

NAR 2021 Profile

Each year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) takes a look at who makes up buyers and sellers in that year’s real estate market through surveys of recent homebuyers and sellers. The organization then publishes its annual Profile of Home …

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Follow HR on Instagram for Industry News and Trends

HR Instagram

As we strive to continually find new ways to engage with our readers and keep them connected to the home improvement industry, Hardware Retailing has launched its own Instagram account. Followers can expect tools and guides that owners, managers and …

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International Hardware Fair Postponed 

International Hardware Fair

The Eisenwarenmesse—International Hardware Fair (IHF) has been moved to Sept. 25-28, 2022, and will still take place in Koelnmesse, located in Cologne, Germany. Originally set for March of 2022, the postponement to the fall will ensure maximum participation from exhibitors …

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Rodda Picks Its 2022 Color of the Year

2022 Rodda

Rodda has unveiled Desireé 1219 as its 2022 Paint Color of the Year along with four beautiful color pallets that have Desireé at the heart of each. A softly shaded lavender designed to express hope and bring dreams of renewal, …

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November Hiring Numbers Weaken, Unemployment Rate Improves

November hiring

The Employment Situation Report for November 2021 showed that employers added only 210,000 jobs in November. Economists had predicted an addition of 500,000 jobs, following the hiring jump seen in October. It wasn’t all bad news, however; the report, which …

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9 Smart Display Trends for 2022

smart display

Swift advances in technology combined with the pandemic have permanently changed how consumers shop. During the pandemic, the instances of customers using amenities like buy online, pick-up in store (BIPOS) and curbside pickup boomed and in-store features like smart displays …

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