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January 6, 2012

Channel analysis
Dollar sales and unit sales of the caulk and sealant category both showed year-over-year gains, according to consumer research from the Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group. But unit volume is down compared with two years ago. The warehouse home centers dominated — nearly three of every five tubes of caulk — but have trended down in the past 12 months.

August 1, 2011

Market size
Leaf blower sales have shown a steady increase in dollar volume over the past three years, increasing to $534.2 million in the 12 months from July 2010 through June 2011, according to consumer research from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group.

A 3.1% decline in the number of units sold was matched in the past 12 months by an increase in average selling price.

October 3, 2010

Across the home channel, retailers and distributors point to painting as the most common home...

October 3, 2010

The opportunity for hardware stores to win in the paint category begins with convenience, but...

September 21, 2008

The hammer is the very symbol of home improvement retailing, and the entry point purchase...