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U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

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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

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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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Analyzing Top Home Improvement Categories

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New data from market research firm Numerator is revealing the latest insights into key home improvement categories. Take a look at Numerator’s latest findings to learn how you can use up-to-date shopping data to position your home improvement categories for …

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports Record Q2 Earnings

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Big-box home improvement chain Tractor Supply Co. has reported record earnings for its second quarter, which ended June 26. The company’s net sales for the second quarter stood at $3.6 billion, up more than 13 percent from the same period …

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Pending Home Sales Rise 8% in May

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New data from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) shows pending home sales jumped 8 percent in May, up more than 13 percent from the same period in 2020. The association monitors home sales trends in four U.S. regions, all …

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Product Shortages Causing Builders to Raise Prices, Preorder

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It’s no secret that building materials are in short supply and the price of lumber and other supplies has increased significantly. In May 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed builders in its annual Housing Market Index. Builders …

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How COVID-19 Affected June Home Improvement

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have released their final COVID-19 tracker report, highlighting the many ways in which the pandemic has affected home improvement DIYers and pros. Take a look at the latest …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the Cost of Doing Business Study

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The deadline for the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA)’s 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study has been extended to July 15. The study is the only inclusive industry benchmarking study—giving you a complete analysis of how your business …

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