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What Your Customers Want to See Under Their Feet

flooring

The Home Improvement Research Institute is predicting a decrease in flooring sales this year, but retailers can prepare for the downturn by staying up to date on what’s trending and stocking the flooring that customers are most likely to purchase. …

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Responding to Customer Needs in the Outdoor Recreation Category

outdoor recreation

According to the 2021 Outdoor Participation Trends Report produced by the Physical Activity Council, in 2020, 53% of Americans ages six and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once, the highest participation rate on record. With interest growing across …

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Insights From The Home Improvement Research Institute

HIRI insights laying flooring

We at the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are routinely asked, “Where is the home improvement market headed?” The answer to this question has always been, “Well, it depends on which segment or category of the industry.” This question has …

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3 Ways to Invest in the Next Generation

next generation of DIY

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 41% of skilled professionals will age out or retire by 2030 and for every five boomers who retire, there’s only one person to fill those jobs. Here are steps retailers can take …

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New Products – July 2022

New Products

Top Handle Chainsaw Makita’s 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 12-Inch Top Handle Chain Saw offers up to 150 cuts with 2×2 cedar, 20% faster than a 22cc gas engine chainsaw. Its compact, top handle design is ideal for pruning, trimming …

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Why New Movers Make Good Customers

Illustration of sold sign on a house

According to V12’s 2021 New Mover Trends Report, 83% of new movers take on home improvement projects and 64% purchase home improvement items before their move. As consumers relocate, retailers have the opportunity to gain new customers and cash in …

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Attend the 2022 Young Retailer of the Year Virtual Event

2022 Young Retailer of the Year

Meet the next generation of independent home improvement retailers at the 2022 Young Retailer of the Year virtual celebration hosted by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) on July 20. Through the Young Retailer of the Year program, …

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Why Your Operation Needs Employee Development

Turkstra Lumber employees

In the human body, atrophy occurs when a person does not use a muscle for a period of time, resulting in limited or lost function. Atrophy of sorts can also occur in the workplace; when employees aren’t working toward goals …

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