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Where Retailers Anticipate Category Growth

The spring buying season is just around the corner. Buying markets are among the best opportunities to see manufacturers’ new and innovative products and plan for category growth. In its 2015 Magazine Readership Study, Hardware Retailing asked retailers which categories they are most interested in …

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2015 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2015 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. It doesn’t take an Ivy League economist to explain what happens when consumers have more money in their pockets, their homes’ …

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Additional Distributors: 2015 Market Measure

In Hardware Retailing‘s 2015 Market Measure, the magazine highlights the top four distributors in the independent home improvement industry and their 2014 financial performance. Below are additional distributors that provided Hardware Retailing with their 2014 financial information.

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Improve Your Average Transaction Size

The annual Cost of Doing Business Study from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is the industry’s only inclusive benchmarking study and has been conducted annually for almost 100 years. The study provides detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers …

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Builders’ Hardware Selling Guide

Brass or nickel? Chrome or stainless steel? These are choices that homeowners consider when remodeling or updating their kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of their homes. In the December issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, editors gathered builders’ hardware trends from retailers …

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Urge Consumers to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Because the holiday season is right around the corner, consumers will be emptying their wallets at retail stores across the country. Last November and December alone, consumers spent more than $616.1 billion, according to data from the National Retail Federation. The holiday …

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Resource: Home Sweet Home Holiday Signage

holiday marketing

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) and Independent We Stand are offering  free marketing materials for you to promote your store’s important local economic impact to shoppers before Black Friday and the winter holidays. The materials leverage findings from a recent study, which shows …

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Free Resources: Make Your Store More Fun

Combining shopping and entertainment stretches the boundaries of the typical shopping experience, and is known as shoppertainment – a trend that reflects the efforts retailers are making to differentiate both large and small businesses with memorable experiences. Read more about the trend in the November …

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