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Study: Consumer Confidence Will Bolster Holiday Sales

The holiday shopping season is already in high gear, and it looks like consumer confidence will translate to higher holiday sales this year, according to a study by Synchrony Financial. The study found that of the consumers surveyed, 47 percent are …

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151 Million People Shopped Thanksgiving Weekend

Black Friday

Thanksgiving weekend proved busy for retail, as millions of consumers shopped in stores and online. While Black Friday doesn’t necessarily garner the same frenzy from consumers it once did, the weekend still brought millions out to score deals and discounts, according to The Washington Post. …

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Home Depot App Helps Customers Preview Paint

When homeowners debate painting the walls in their home, one of the biggest reasons they abandon the project may be due to the uncertainty of the final look. Since doubt makes many consumers hesitant to paint, big box retailer Home Depot released the app …

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Promote Small Home Decor Projects During Holiday Season

Christmas Shopping

The holiday season will be here before you know it and homeowners are thinking about ways to spruce up their homes for the season without a huge investment.  Also, many homeowners and even renters are taking on small home improvement …

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Outdoor Living Selling Guide and Resources

Outdoor living is a growing category for retailers, as more consumers are putting emphasis on their outdoor living areas. Homeowners are renovating and adding to their patios to create entertaining, eating and living spaces that add more functional square footage. To better …

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Five Trends in Outdoor Living

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Outdoor Living Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/outdoor-resources.  Light Up the Yard and Fire Up the Grill Five Trends Taking Over Outdoor Spaces The backyard has always been recognized as a spot for people to …

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Customer Service: The Moneymaker

Providing excellent in-store service is crucial to your business because competitors can often offer comparable pricing and possibly wider product selections. Good customer service is so important that 85 percent of consumers say they will go elsewhere if they visit …

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Retail Sales Up for Building Materials, Garden Supplies

U.S. retail and food sales in July increased from June, and building material and garden supply dealers saw sales increase by 0.7 percent in that time, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Overall retail trade sales were up 0.6 percent from …

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