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Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard …

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NHPA Insights on E-Commerce and Retail Technology

e-commerce insights

Because the landscape of retail technology and e-commerce has changed dramatically in the last few years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) asked independent retailers to share their insights on how their approach to or thoughts on retail …

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An Analysis of Paint and Decorating Outlet Performance

paint data

The 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study presents the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) annual financial and operational profile of independent hardware stores, home centers, lumber and building materials outlets and paint and decorating outlets.  This study assesses …

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Market Measure: The Industry’s Annual Report

expert analysis

Another remarkable year for the home improvement industry is complete, and while at this point last year many retailers couldn’t fathom breaking the records 2020 brought, 2021 was a banner year, again. The annual Market Measure report highlights the growth …

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Unprecedented Sales Activity in Canada

expert analysis

Provided By Michael McLarney, Managing Director, Hardlines, NHPA Canada As the economy opens up and consumers begin spending money on travel and other sectors, Canadian retailers have a wait-and-see attitude to determine whether spending will detract from home improvement sales. …

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