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Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard …

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2021 Cost of Doing Business Study Is Now Available

CODB 2021

After a seismic year in home improvement retail, understanding how your performance compares to industry peers is more important than ever. The North American Hardware and Paint Association‘s 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available. The study has …

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4 Smart Home Trends to Watch

home automation controls

Smart home technology is becoming more affordable and more popular among homeowners. From Wi-Fi enabled speakers to video doorbells and lightbulbs controlled by smartphones, smart technology brings new levels of safety and customization to DIYers. New data from the Home …

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Don’t Lose Touch: Register Now for NHPA’s Contactless Commerce Webinar

contactless commerce

The past 18 months have challenged every retailer to adapt to new customer demands, shifting supply chain realities and new health mandates. One of the most important factors to emerge is contactless commerce. But how can you ensure your business …

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Uncovering the Latest Home Design Trends

design trends

New data from online home remodeling and design platform Houzz reveals the latest home design trends you can use to bolster sales in your paint, housewares and design departments. By analyzing the frequency of certain search terms its audience of …

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How DIYers Are Tackling Home Improvement

home improvement

New data from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) is revealing what projects DIYers across the U.S. are focusing on near the midpoint of the year. For nearly a decade, HIRI has polled roughly 3,000 homeowner each quarter to understand …

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U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

u.s. economy

The U.S. economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels as gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, The New York  Times reports. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, GDP grew 6.5 percent. Housing accounted for roughly …

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Home Depot and Lowes Set Sights on Pros

RIS Top 100

A new report from CNBC highlights how big-box home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s are increasingly focusing on capturing sales from pro customers. During the pandemic, both companies saw sales rise sharply as more customers invested in home improvement …

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