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Understanding New DIY Shopping Preferences

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Building materials marketing firm Venveo and market research firm The Farnsworth Group are releasing new data highlighting how DIY purchase behaviors have changed in the past year. After surveying nearly 1,000 DIYers, the insight into DIY purchasing and shopping preferences …

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On the Web: May 2021

on the web may 2021

There’s much more to discover from the May 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success.

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U.S. Small Businesses Offered Tax Credit to Offset Vaccine Costs

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President Biden is urging all employers to offer paid time off for employees to receive or recover from the COVID-19 vaccine by offering a special tax credit to offset those costs. Signed into law as part of the American Rescue …

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Participate in the 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study

2021 Cost of Doing Business Study

Do you know how your operation stacks up compared to typical and high-profit operators in the industry?  The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is now inviting hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint and decorating retailers to participate in …

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Home Construction & Design Pros Feel Q2 Confidence

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Residential construction and design businesses are reporting confidence for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year, according to online design platform Houzz. The company’s second-quarter Houzz Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity …

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Pro and DIY Sentiments Remain Strong Ahead of Spring Sales

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COVID-19 continues to have an enormous influence on the home improvement industry, affecting DIYers and professionals in unique ways. As part of its continuing COVID-19 Home Improvement Tracker, research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) …

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Analyzing Pro Home Improvement Activity

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on pros, the organizations explore how …

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Analyzing 2021 Retail Sales Potential

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is evaluating how retail sales may perform in 2021 after 2020 saw both strong sales for some retail sectors and stalled activity in others. Overall, NRF says there are many economic indicators that point toward …

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