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3 DIY Trends Shaping the Market

DIY Trends

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have adopted new views and priorities for their living spaces. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and market research firm the Caney Group recently interviewed 20 homeowners to learn specifically which …

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Find the Best Project Management Tool For Your Company

A plethora of choices exist in project management software packages. Solutions are available suitable for individuals as well as teams of all sizes. What works best depends on your team’s specific needs. Here’s a selection of some of the most …

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Uncovering 2020’s Most Popular DIY Projects

DIY

Last year was unquestionably a year of sales momentum for independent home improvement retailers. New insight from Home Innovation Research Labs pinpoints specifically which projects grew in popularity from 2019 to 2020 as millions of North American families spent more …

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How Personality Assessments Improve Company Culture

Paint Fair Team

Have you ever felt like you and a co-worker just do not see eye to eye? They want things done one way and you want to achieve the same goal differently. Spending so much time with someone you don’t get …

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Kick Your Social Media Outreach Up a Notch

social media

Throughout 2020, home improvement retailers had to find new ways to engage their customers and boost sales. One of the key ways they achieved this connection was through digital interaction on some of the world’s biggest social media platforms. As …

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How Retail Will Evolve in 2021

e-commmerce

E-commerce platform Shopify recently unveiled its Future of Commerce 2021 report, highlighting bold predictions for where retail will go throughout 2021. The report combines insights from the company’s 1 million retailers across 11 countries. Discover some of the key takeaways …

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Incentivize Your Training

Training is mandatory for most jobs, and many retailers also understand that rewards, such as pay increases or public recognition, can be powerful incentives for employees to go above and beyond the standard expectations. NHPA offers retailers new ways to …

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Evaluating the Playing Field for Home Improvement Projects

Construction workers

Home improvement retailers have seen sales spike throughout 2020, with each month showing year-over-year highs since COVID-19 began. The story for America’s contractors has been more nuanced. Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), says …

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