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NRF Projects 2021 Retail Sales to Top $4.4T

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is upwardly revising its estimate on how much consumers will spend across retail sectors in 2021. The organization’s new estimate now stands at $4.4 trillion, and the NRF expects sales to grow between 10.5 and …

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3 Takeaways From the May Jobs Report

may jobs report

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 559,000 jobs in May, reducing the national unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Notable job gains happened in public and private education, hospitality and health care. Take a deeper dive …

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Keeping It Clean With At-Home Pet Grooming and Bathing Products

Home Pet Grooming

Pets require a lot of work—feeding, walks, vet visits and grooming. Thumbtack found the average cost for pet grooming in 2021 was between $60 and $90 a visit. Pet owners who want to save money in their pet care budgets …

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Products That Welcome Furry Friends Into the Kitchen

Pet-Friendly Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of many homes, a hub of activity and central spot for cooking, dining, spending time with family and even working. Kitchens can also be a retreat for our four-legged family members when pet owners add …

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Light, Bright and Smart: Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Trends for 2021

outdoor trends

While the pandemic has caused major disruptions, it’s also led to a boom in the lawn and garden industry, as consumers turned to outdoor spaces as places of sanctuary and spent money meant for travel and other activities on their …

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Creating Spa Spaces in the Bathroom

Home Bathroom Spa

Over the past year, our homes have become a jack-of-all-trades—a place where we live, work, go to school, workout and even relax. While nearly any room in the house can become a relaxing sanctuary, the 2020 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study …

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6 Hand and Power Tools Every Retailer Should Sell

Hand Tools and Power Tools

While most DIYers won’t ever need a full arsenal of hand and power tools, even the least handy homeowners can benefit from keeping a few staple tools on hand. Consider merchandising these products together as a “must-have kit” to encourage …

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Understanding New DIY Shopping Preferences

DIY smiling man grinding handrail

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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