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New Data Charts DIYers’ Home Improvement Projects

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Since March, The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) have collected data on DIYers’ and contractors’ home improvement sentiments during COVID-19. The complete report for the organizations’ Weekly COVID-19 Tracker reveals home improvement is on the minds …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3% in May

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Friday showing the U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 13.3 percent for the month, lower than April’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Friday’s …

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WATCH: Uncover the $100,000 Difference for Your Business

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More than ever, understanding your business’s financial health from every angle is vital. For more than a century, home improvement operators have counted on the annual Cost of Doing Business Study to discover every facet of their operation’s finances. The …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: May 25

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. Canadian Retail Sees Record Decline as Online Sales …

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Participate in the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is now collecting information from independent U.S. hardware stores, home improvement centers and lumberyards for the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study. The Cost of Doing Business Study is an annual overview of …

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National Hardware Show Launches New Digital Platform

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The National Hardware Show is introducing NHS Connects, a new year-round digital tool featuring content designed specifically for the hardware and home improvement industry. In keeping with the National Hardware Show’s tradition of uniting the industry, NHS Connects enables networking …

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COVID-19 Updates for Canadian Retailers: May 11

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. Ontario Eyes Curbside Pickup as Quebec Reopens Ontario …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 14.7%

The U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, as many businesses either curtailed service or closed their doors indefinitely amid COVID-19. The decline in jobs is the largest since the government began recording employment data in 1939, reports CNN. …

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