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HIRI Releases New Data on Consumer Behavior

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The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) continuously provides home improvement consumer data to its members to aid them in making better business decisions. As part of its efforts, HIRI recently surveyed consumers on their shopping habits and found that 59.2 …

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An Analysis of Paint and Decorating Outlet Performance

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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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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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Economic Expert Shares Insights on Consumer Confidence

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Katie Thomas is the lead of the Kearney Consumer Institute (KCI), acting as the architect of Kearney’s consumer-first approach to a broad variety of industries. She is the firm’s chief spokesperson on all things consumer, from overseeing cutting-edge research projects …

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Home Sweet Home: Housing Trends Q&A With Nadia Evangelou

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Nadia Evangelou is a senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). She focuses on regional and local market housing trends, including the effects of changing demographic and migration patterns, and has been involved in research …

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2022 Paint Color Trends to Share With Your Customers

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Paint color trends for 2022 are here and ready to be shared with your customers. Homeowners continued to update their spaces throughout 2021, and heading into a new year, painting projects show no signs of slowing down. According to Statista, …

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Massachusetts Town Wins National Main Street Title

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Independent We Stand (IWS), a nationwide movement of independent small business owners who educate consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting them, announced its America’s Main Streets contest winner. Hudson, Massachusetts, won the National Main Street title …

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