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Home Improvement Research Institute: Year in Review

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Entering 2021, many within the home improvement industry proceeded with caution. Even though 2020 was rife with heartache, turmoil and disruption at a global level, home improvement was one of the few shining stars. Homeowners took their forced time at …

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Market Measure 2022: Expert Analysis

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Home Sweet Home: Housing Trends Q&A With Nadia Evangelou Economic Expert Shares Insights on Consumer Confidence Read additional insights from the North American Hardware and Paint Association and the Home Improvement Research Institute.  

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Porches Gain Popularity With Homeowners

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A place for sitting, sipping and spending time together, a home’s porch offers additional living space and provides a spot for homeowners to enjoy time outdoors. The Survey of Construction, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, found that 65 percent …

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Home Builders Report Sharp Uptick in Product Prices

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Even as home builders report shortages of building materials and products, new research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) suggests pros are also seeing sharp increases in product prices. In the latest version of the NAHB and Wells …

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Explore Resources to Improve Your Key Retail Metrics

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In the April edition of Hardware Retailing, explore how keeping a sharp focus on the key retail metrics that define your business can help you streamline your operation. Now, get more resources to help you identify and improve your business’s …

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Key Retail Metrics Unlock Strategies for Success

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Behind every facet of your business are constantly shifting numbers that offer insight and opportunity for running a more goal-focused, successful operation. It’s not enough to identify these key retail metrics once. High-performance retailers are tracking these figures consistently, observing …

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3 DIY Trends Shaping the Market

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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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