Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in the UK Industry Market Research …
News from San Francisco Chronicle:

A lack of interest in DIY and a growing demand for contractors, combined with the sustained economic downturn, placed enormous pressure on industry operators and lead to industry revenue declining at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2012-13. The anticipated economic recovery should lead to rising consumer confidence and spending and industry revenue is forecast to return to growth over the five years through 2017-18.

London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) February 19, 2013

Operators in the Hardware & Home Improvement industry sell DIY equipment, building materials, outdoor and garden equipment, and other hardware products. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Temitope Onabanjo, “a lack of interest in DIY and a growing demand for contractors have placed enormous…………… continues on San Francisco Chronicle

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FEMA offering post-Sandy rebuilding advice at home improvement stores
News from NJ.com:

An aerial view shows some of the carnage from Hurricane Sandy in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River.  

Federal Emergency Management Agency specialists this week are offering free tips on rebuilding houses in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath during visits to home improvement stores throughout the state.

They are addressing topics such as eliminating mold and mildew in a house, understanding storm-resistant building methods and elevating or anchoring utilities.

The FEMA specialists are available every day through Saturday at:

• Cape May County – Lowe’s, 3171 Route 9, Rio Grande (section of Middle Township).
• Hudson County – The Home Depot, 440 Route 440, Jersey City.
• Monmouth County – The Home Depot, 3700 Route 35, Hazlet.
• Ocean County – The Home Depot, 1722 Route 88, Brick.
• Ocean County – Lowe’s, 1375 Hooper Ave., Toms River.
• Ocean County – Lowe’s, 297 Route 72 West, Suite 30, Manahawkin.
• Union County – Lowe’s, 1721 Morris Ave., Union Township.

The specialists will be at the stores from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

More recovery tips can be found on the Internet under the “Hazard mitigation resources for Sandy sur…………… continues on NJ.com

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