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U.S. Housing Starts Climb 23% in July

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According to new data from the U.S. Commerce Department, housing starts increased 22.6 percent in July, the highest rate recorded in nearly four years. In total, seasonally adjusted housing starts in July were 1.5 million, up from June’s total of …

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Home Improvement Sales Fell Slightly in July

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U.S. home improvement sales fell slightly from June levels, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. In total, NAICS 444  sales (not seasonally adjusted) hit $40.3 billion in July, down from $43.1 billion in June sales. In June, data …

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Discover 3 Benefits From the Cost of Doing Business Study

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There are only days left to participate in the Cost of Doing Business Study, an annual financial benchmarking tool that delivers powerful data to independent home improvement center, hardware store and lumberyard operators. Each year, independent operators across the U.S. …

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June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended to Aug. 8

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The eligibility period for small businesses to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until Aug. 8, according to NPR. The program, which extends potentially forgivable loans to businesses negatively affected by COVID-19, was set to expire …

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Pending Home Sales Show 44% Rebound in May

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Pending home sales in the U.S. made a sharp rebound in May after declines in March and April, a possible sign of real estate and home construction stability after volatile weeks of COVID-19 disruption. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

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NRHA Data Reveals COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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To understand how COVID-19, shelter-in-place restrictions and customers’ new expectations for safe, reliable home improvement shopping were impacting the industry, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently deployed the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. In total, nearly 300 independent home …

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Evaluate Your Business With Help From NRHA

Cost of Doing Business Study

Do you know how your operation stacks up against typical and high-performing retailers? NRHA is now collecting information from independent U.S. hardware stores, home improvement centers and lumberyards for the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study. From sales per square …

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