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How the Pandemic Is Spurring Home Paint Projects

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Julie Elrod, business manager for paint at Ace Hardware Corp., took questions from Hardware Retailing about recent research the co-op released. Ace commissioned the survey of 1,300 Americans to see how COVID-19 has impacted consumer interest in paint projects. Hardware Retailing (HR): …

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August Home Improvement Retail Sales Rise 12% Over 2019

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Home improvement sales are still strong compared to 2019, the latest U.S. retail sales data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. In August, home improvement sales (NAICS 444) stood at a seasonally unadjusted rate of $37.4 billion, up 12 percent …

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Home Improvement Sales Fell Slightly in July

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U.S. home improvement sales fell slightly from June levels, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. In total, NAICS 444  sales (not seasonally adjusted) hit $40.3 billion in July, down from $43.1 billion in June sales. In June, data …

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June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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Monitoring the Market: June 2020

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Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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U.S. Retail Sales Climb 17% in May

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Retail sales in the U.S. grew by a seasonally adjusted rate of 17.7 percent in May over April, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows. The increase sets a new record for monthly retail growth. Sales at building materials …

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Pet Supplies Category Sees Sales Spike Amid COVID-19

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As cities and states across the U.S. issued shelter-in-place orders for residents, one retail bright spot is the uptick in purchases made for pets, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). As consumers stocked up on essentials …

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E-Commerce Sales Rise 18.8% in Holiday Season

Holiday sales grew 3.4 percent over 2018 levels, according to new data from Mastercard SpendingPulse reported by the Chicago Tribune. Notably, e-commerce sales grew by 18.8 percent, “marking the continuing change in how people shop,” according to the article. Sales …

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