home improvement

Retail
LIRA: Remodeling Market Expected To Decline In 2020

Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to give out by the second half of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Trade Shows
Walmart, Zoro Join Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Lineup

Two more e-commerce experts have joined the lineup of retailers who will participate in the one-on-one meetings with suppliers during the upcoming Home Improvement eRetailer Summit, scheduled for November 6-8, 2019, at the Hotel Monaco Chicago in downtown Chicago.

Retail
Ace Hardware Acquires Handyman Matters

Ace Hardware has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, a franchisor of home repair, maintenance, and improvement services based in Denver. Handyman Matters will become Ace Handyman Services and operate as a new stand-alone, subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corp.

Home Improvement Trend Report
Redefining The True Value of Independents

This is the eighth installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

True Value President and CEO John Hartmann provided the keynote address at the recent National Hardware Show. In an exclusive interview with HomeWorld Business, Hartmann outlined how True Value’s recapitalization a year ago transformed its co-operative corporate structure, fueling reinvestment in its independent hardware store members while recharging its marketing and strategy for new generation of first-time home owners and do-it-yourselfers.

Retail
Study: Slowdown Expected In Home Improvement

Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to slow considerably by the middle of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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