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Canadians Spend More on Home Improvement

Canadians are spending less on entertainment and dining and dedicating more discretionary income to travel and home improvement. According to a report from Moneris, a provider of payment processing solutions, “Purchases at home improvement stores rose by 8.49 percent over the same period last year, and spending on plumbing and heating equipment, and on electrical contractors climbed by 5.14 percent and 5.08 percent respectively.” Canadians are enthusiastic about DIY projects, but are still willing to hire help when necessary. Overall consumer spending in Canada only increased by .4 percent compared to the same time last year, a small but welcome growth after two stagnant quarters.

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About Sara Logel

As NRHA’s market research analyst, Sara conducts organic research and stays abreast of industry trends to help hardware retailers better run their business. Sara also contributes to editorial content in Hardware Retailing magazine. Sara received her B.S. in Marketing and Spanish from Butler University and, after graduation, began her career with NRHA. Sara enjoys traveling, being outdoors and exploring the city of Indianapolis.

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