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3 DIY Trends Shaping the Market

DIY Trends

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have adopted new views and priorities for their living spaces. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and market research firm the Caney Group recently interviewed 20 homeowners to learn specifically which …

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National Hardware Show Health and Safety Requirements

At the end of January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced stronger workplace safety guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new guidance outlines preventive steps employers should take to safeguard the health of their customers and …

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Products for Major Projects

Woman Remodeling

Building material spending is expected to boom in 2021 with single-family housing starts and home renovations catching up after delays caused by the pandemic in 2020. There is nothing like extra time at home to make homeowners rethink how their …

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Products to Get Kids Excited About Gardening

Child Gardening with Grandmother

Adults already know the many benefits of gardening activities, from exercise and connections with nature to participation and control over food sources. But what some adults may not know is the additional benefits to children that time spent in the …

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Analyzing 2021 Retail Sales Potential

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is evaluating how retail sales may perform in 2021 after 2020 saw both strong sales for some retail sectors and stalled activity in others. Overall, NRF says there are many economic indicators that point toward …

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Raising the Stakes on Family Game Night

Game Night

Family Game Night Family game night has taken on an expanded role now that families are spending more time at home together or with others in their social bubbles. There are a variety of products retailers can offer to help …

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Products for Homebound Hobbyists

Home Canning

Even before the pandemic hit, a growing interest in artisanal products spurred consumers to look back at some of the ways their grandparents cooked, cleaned and kept a home. Out of this desire to create more hands-on, homemade items, or …

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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

diy home improvement 2021

Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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