April 23, 2015

Orlando, Florida -- There have been some ambitious presentations at Home Improvement Research Institute conferences in the past, but few have plunged the depths of the art and science of human decision making like Michelle Adams' dive into neuroscience.

April 22, 2015

WOLF's Key Buyer Index (KBI) for March suggests sunnier skies ahead as the industry moves ahead into the second quarter.

April 15, 2015

Online real estate marketplace Auction.com has revealed where all the action is for single-family housing this Spring.

April 6, 2015

Two-thirds of homeowners have concerns about over-paying on a home project, according to survey data released from Home Advisor.

April 6, 2015

Traders questioned the strength behind the rally last week and, as it turns out, were correct in their perception that the SPF market did not gather much momentum.

April 1, 2015

A new report from Strategy Analytics' Smart Home Strategies suggests smart bulbs may be poised for a rapid ascent.

March 31, 2015

Consumer confidence regained much of its lost momentum in March, rising back over the 100 mark after backtracking in February.

March 25, 2015

The Department of Commerce released its new residential sales figures for February – the highest rate since February 2008. 

March 23, 2015

Existing-home sales bumped up in February despite trends verging in the opposite direction for housing starts.

March 23, 2015

Gains in the May futures contract propelled some buyers back into the SPF lumber market.

March 19, 2015

Despite a double-digit decline in residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders remains confident that starts will grow along with an improving economy.

March 18, 2015

World demand for countertops is projected to rise at a steady clip through 2018, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group.

March 16, 2015

Stocks were mostly mixed at the close of Monday. Trex came out ahead with a positive 3.46%.

March 13, 2015

Only six home improvement stocks had gains at the close of Friday. Sears Hometown and Lumber Liquidators fell the farthest at -29.85% and -15.33%, respectively.

March 13, 2015

The 2015 Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference returns to Orlando, Florida.

March 12, 2015

Demand in the United States for adhesives and sealants is forecast to grow 2.8% per year to $6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.

March 12, 2015

Sales at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers in February showed gains compared with last year, but slipped from January, according to data released Thursday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 12, 2015

Stocks were mostly positive at the close of Wednesday. Lumber Liquidators led the pack with positive 10.65%.

March 12, 2015

Stocks again had a solid performance, with 26 out of the 30 home improvement stocks showing positive gains.

March 10, 2015

A new study from Frost & Sullivan is highlighting significant growth opportunity in the pet food market -- provided manufacturers understand how to capitalize on it.

March 5, 2015

A Home Improvement Research Institute study paints a generally positive forecast for 2015.

February 20, 2015

A new report from The Freedonia Group has pegged the U.S. adhesive and sealant market for slow and steady growth over the next couple of years.

February 18, 2015

Chicago -- Retail CFOs predict a 3.9% increase in total sales and a 3.7% increase in same-store sales in 2015, according to a new BDO USA survey.

While the forecast is about one percentage point lower than 2014’s bullish projections, 66% of retailers expect comparable store sales to increase, and with 71% of retailers including online sales in their comparable store sales reports, a considerable amount of this 2015 growth may come from further e-commerce sales, which grew 16% in 2014, according to eMarketer.

February 18, 2015

Pantone has already let the cat out of the bag when it comes to its 2015 Color of the Year -- Marsala. But now, it's shining the spotlight on nine more colors for the fall.