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Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Starts and sales
The latest update has mixed results for major metrics
Poll results: Vegas baby!
It's business travel season. Here's the survey of top convention cities.
NPD Stat of the Week: Cool online sales
As the outdoor temperatures dip, online sales tend to rise.
Poll question: Convention town
Busy business travel months are here. Where would you prefer to go?
Poll results: Vaccination mandates
Readers respond; plus the NLBMDA shares deep-dive survey results.
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Monthly sales
NAICS 444 businesses dip below the $40 billion mark for August
Year-over-year gains for NAICS 444
Building material and garden supply dealer sales grow 8.8% in August.
Poll question: Mandatory vax
Would you object to a mandatory-vaccination policy?
Positive trends in the housewares aisle
Many pandemic-related shopping behaviors continue, even as consumers return to more normal activities.
Poll results: Storm damage forecast
Readers believe we haven't seen the last of Ida-like destruction.
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: BLDR boom
Among the metrics, the Stock Roundup shows a clear leader
Poll question: Future storms
When will we see another storm to match the destruction of Hurricane Ida?
Builder confidence ticks upward in September
While lumber prices decline, home builders continue to face supply chain and labor challenges.
ABC backlog indicator plummets in August
Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins, and staffing levels all fell in August.
Suburbs, low-cost markets see shift in residential construction growth
NAHB says multifamily growth is stronger in affordable areas.
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: An index dips
Consumer Confidence declines, but stock prices show growth
Poll results: a federal spending boost
Federal infrastructure spending is seen as a mid-to-minor benefit in survey.
NPD Stat of the Week: eGarden growth
In the lawn and garden category, online sales outgrew in-store sales in the first half.
Poll question: Infrastructure spending
To what extent will your business benefit from spending on U.S. infrastructure?
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Average gas prices are down a cent
The Quikrete Industry Dashboard also shows an uptick in home sales.
Poll results: Housing predictions
Reader predictions for 2021 total-year housing starts lean toward 1.5 million.
NKBA reports solid sales growth in Q2
Sales increase in kitchen and bath projects despite material shortages and labor costs.
NPD Stat of the Week: Garden time
First half garden-related sales are up over 2019, but not 2020.
Poll question: A year of starts
Housing starts are running well ahead of 2020. How will they finish the year?
Quikrete Industry Dashboard highlights: starts and retail sales
Residential construction’s mixed results
Poll results: DEI programs in the minority
We asked: "Does your company have a DEI program in place?"