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U.S. Unemployment Grows by 30M in 6 Weeks

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More than 3.5 million people filed for unemployment insurance the week ending April 25, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Since the middle of March, more than 30.3 million Americans, roughly 18 percent of the U.S. …

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The Farnsworth Group Plans Webinar on COVID-19’s DIY Impact

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Market research firm The Farnsworth Group is planning a webinar to explore how COVID-19 has impacted DIYers and their future projects. The online event will take place Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by …

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Retail Sales Fall 8.7% in March

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As COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of retail, the latest retail sales report from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows overall retail and food service sales fell 8.7 percent from Feb. 2020 to March 2020. Retail, excluding food service,  …

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The Farnsworth Group, HIRI Partner for Weekly COVID-19 Updates

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have announced an ongoing partnership to deliver weekly updates on how COVID-19 is impacting DIYers and contractors. The two organizations say the goal of the weekly updates is …

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5 Uncomfortable Retail Realities Bringing New Opportunities

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You’ve felt the winds of change. In this new decade, retail realities that once seemed like figments of the imagination are now commonplace. Robots work alongside humans in big boxes, and customers can have an entire shopping experience on the …

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Monitoring the Market: Quarter 1

Use the following industry metrics to anticipate emerging trends and opportunities in the channel. Data is not seasonally adjusted, meaning these graphs represent real-time shifts in the market. Understand consumers’ desire to save or spend by gauging overall consumer confidence …

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Tracking the Characteristics of Generations

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Mark Harris is the founder of The Harris Development Group, an organization that works with businesses from an array of industries to help teams strengthen communication, augment diversity and collaborate more effectively. As part of this quarter’s High Performance Retailing …

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HIRI Presenter Highlights Home Improvement Trends

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At the 2019 HIRI Insights Summit, a two-day research conference in Chicago presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), industry analysts and home improvement executives gathered to discuss the health of home improvement in the U.S. To start the …

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COVID-19: Its Impact on the
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