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How COVID-19 Affected June Home Improvement

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have released their final COVID-19 tracker report, highlighting the many ways in which the pandemic has affected home improvement DIYers and pros. Take a look at the latest …

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U.S. Adds 850,000 Employees to Workforce in June

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employed Situation for June 2021, which reported 850,000 jobs were added in June. The number of new jobs added exceeded the expectations of 720,000 and is well above May’s gains of 583,000.  …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

The deadline for the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA)’s 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study has been extended to July 15. The study is the only inclusive industry benchmarking study—giving you a complete analysis of how your business …

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Blish-Mize Invests $6M in Distribution Center Logistics Upgrades

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In December 2020, Blish-Mize embarked on a $6 million investment in its Atchison Distribution Center to continue the company’s commitment to staying agile and delivering in-demand products to customers quickly and efficiently. The investment—a brand new conveyor system—included replacing all …

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Shedding Light on What Motivates Your Shoppers

Meet Your DIY Customers

In April, home improvement sales grew 33 percent from the year prior, fueled by continued DIY momentum. New data from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) reveals what projects DIYers are completing and what’s motivating them to tackle these home …

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Participate in the 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study by June 30

2021 COBD

Have you benchmarked your business? The deadline to participate in the 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study is Wednesday, June 30. For more than a century, NHPA has collected information from independent home improvement retailers for the study. Each year, …

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Tracking the Latest Home Renovation Trends

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New data from home renovation and design platform Houzz is revealing what homeowners want from their residential renovations. Featuring insight from more than 75,000 Houzz users, including nearly 37,000 U.S. homeowners, the 2021 Renovation Trends report can help you market …

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PRO Group and Distribution America Announce In-Person Executive Planning Conference

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Distribution America and PRO Group are excited to announce the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) will be held in-person at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa November 16-18, 2021. Attendees can expect all the pillars of the EPC, including …

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