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Consumer Perception of Brand Name and Generic Products

During the recession, many families had to tighten their budgets in a variety of ways, including buying less expensive, generic products. The lifestyle changes have had lasting effects on consumers because people have learned to price shop and found that …

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2015 Prediction: Uptick In Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation predicts that consumers will spend more money in 2015 than last year, with sales rising 4.1 percent. This expected increase would be the biggest sales uptick since 2011, the organization reports in a news release. “Already facing far fewer …

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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Moving and Redoing

As the DIY trend continues to grow, new homebuyers are visiting your stores and tackling projects on their own. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, over half of homebuyers completed a home improvement project within three months …

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More Grooms Adding Tools To Wedding Registries

When planning their weddings, many couples head to big box retailers like Macy’s, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond to register for household items such as bed sheets, bath towels and china dishes. Nowadays, wedding registries are available online, and wish lists are …

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Complete Breakdown of Housewares Category Share Estimates

In the February issue of Hardware Retailing, the Trends sections illustrated the top four subcategories within the housewares sector, but the industry comprises other categories. Below is data the International Housewares Association published in its 2014 State of the Industry …

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What is Going on in Housewares?

To view the full video click here. Housewares sales are returning to pre-recession levels as more consumers are willing to spend money on extras, such as cookie sheets and blenders. This video shows recent statistics on housewares trends, including yearly sales, category share estimates …

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Endless Possibilities in Housewares


To download a PDF of this story click here and to download the Housewares Selling Guide visit  By Sara Logel, and Renee Changnon, For many home improvement retailers, the housewares department is a great place to showcase new and exciting products, bring color …

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NRHA’s Retailer Research Panel

NRHA Research Panel

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is looking for retailers who value fresh, pertinent research on best practices and trends in the home improvement retail sector. If you fit this description, join our Retailer Research Panel. Read the instructions below …

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