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February 2, 2011

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index declined slightly in January to 270.8 from an all-time high of 291.7 in December (October 2008 = 100), while the Future Expectations Index improved to 250 from 224.1 a month earlier.

“The new year began on a positive note with 65% of our member respondents reporting sales above year-ago levels," said AHMA CEO Timothy Farrell.

January 19, 2011

The housing starts pace of 529,000 was the lowest since October 2009, and consistent with what builders have been saying in recent surveys, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

January 10, 2011

If your company’s overarching online strategy sounds like this: “Integrate real-time platforms,” then your company is in trouble for two reasons. 1) The three words above were generated randomly by the Dack.com Web Economy Bulls--t Generator; and 2) Few people know what any of those words mean individually, let alone in conjunction with one another.


You gotta have a plan, in English. 


January 3, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's opened four new stores between Christmas and New Year's Day. 

The stores are in Bayonne, N.J.; Covina, Calif.; Bangor, Maine; and Sonora, Calif. Three of the stores measure 94,000 sq. ft., while Lowe's of Bangor measures 117,000 sq. ft. All four stores officially opened Dec. 27.

Lowe's runs more than 1,725 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

April 24, 2008

The company announced that it has recruited “nine new independent dealer-owners in the last two...

April 1, 2008

The show has seen an upswing in certain categories, including cabinet-makers, stone surface manufacturers and...

March 16, 2008

At the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), one can always see trends from all...

January 13, 2008

New products are the lifeblood of home improvement retailing. To mark the new year, our...