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Here’s what people are buying at home goods, home improvement stores and more | Food + Living

COVID-19 is shaping shopping behavior. That’s been bad news for retailers on many fronts — but certainly not all. Here’s a sampling some of the items shoppers have been snapping up for their homes.


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The Shops at Rockvale, located off Route 30 in East Lampeter Township, have seen a lower traffic count than usual over the past few months, says manager Kristi Burkholder. But sales reports show that those shoppers who are there are buying more things — especially if those things are related to eating at home, says Burkholder.

“The kitchen stores are out of control,” she says.

Foodie-focused business is also brisk at Zest! in Lititz. There, manager Elizabeth Elia says shoppers are increasingly investing in quality basics like kitchen scales. Pizza stones also are selling. So is anything having to do with bread.

“They’re getting serious about baking. One item that is selling like crazy now is the Danish bread whisk,” Elia says of the circular tool used for denser doughs and batters. “We can’t keep them in stock.”



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Going big

Tina Ator, owner of Olde Mill House Shoppes in Lancaster, says she has noticed a renewed interest in larger furniture pieces and lighting rather than smaller, “knick-knack-type” purchases.

Customers are looking ahead to the future too, specifically to Christmas gifts and holiday items. Ator says customers started asking her to display those in September.

“They don’t know what is going to happen, so they want to be prepared,” she says. “Some of them want to get it now while they are out and about.”



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Project materials

From paint to tools, people are buying for do-it-yourself projects. Second-quarter revenue was up 30% over the same period last year at Lowe’s and 23% at Home Depot.

“Most of us are forced to

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Owego Home Central store partners with Cornell Cooperative Extension | WIVT

OWEGO, NY – A local hardware and home improvement store is helping raise money this month for a new partner.

Home Central has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County for their “Round Up for Extension” initiative.

Beginning last Thursday, Home Central customers have been able to round up to the nearest dollar amount during check out to donate to CCE.

Home Central’s General Manager Ryan Rennells says he’s optimistic that people will donate to the cause, and that the store will be doing it’s part as well.

“It’s a great cause. We think people will be more than happy to donate. They do a lot of good in the area. As our part of this, everything that we are able to raise, Home Central is going to match that donation,” says Rennells.

Despite having a COVID-positive customer in late September, the Owego Home Central location remains open, having been thoroughly cleaned and following all safety protocols.

The month-long promotion is running at both the Owego location, as well as their location in Candor.

The Vestal store remains closed as they rebuild following a fire back in February.
Rennells says he’s hopeful that store will re-open by the new year.

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United States Home Decor Markets 2020-2027 by Product Type, Distribution Channel, Income Group, Price and Category

The “U.S. Home Decor Market by Product Type, Distribution Channel, Income Group, Price and Category: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The rise in popularity of eco-friendly home decor products among consumers, owing to increase in environment concerns significantly contribute toward the growth of the global market. Moreover, an increase in disposable income and improvement in living standards in the emerging countries such as China and India along with rise in affinity of consumers toward luxury home decor products augment the growth of the home decor market.

However, availability of low-quality and counterfeit products restricts the growth of the market. In addition, dearth of skilled labor, ineffective transportation, and lack of infrastructure facilities may act as a hindrance for the home decor market. On the contrary, The upsurge in demand for trendy, customized, and fashionable designs for home decor products and increase in popularity of home decor products among high-income consumers are anticipated to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the global home decor market.

The U.S. home decor market is segmented into product type, income group, price, distribution channel, and category. On the basis of product type, the market is divided into furniture, home textile, and floor covering. Depending on distribution channel, it is segregated into supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialty stores, e-commerce, and others. By income group, it is fragmented into lower-middle income, upper-middle income, and higher income. As per price point, it is categorized into mass and premium. Based on the category, the market is segmented into eco-friendly and conventional.

The U.S. Home Decor Market is segmented based on service type and end-user. Based on the service type the market is segmented into event management security service, watch service, personal protection, mobile patrol security service, pre-employment screening, and other services. Based on

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An EF-3 Tornado Destroyed It In 2019, Today A Dallas Home Depot Store Reopens

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Home Depot store on Forest Lane in Dallas will reopen October 8, nearly a year after being ripped apart by a powerful tornado.

It was on October 20, 2019 when an EF-3 tornado swept through North Dallas, causing part of the store to collapse. On that one day there were 10 tornadoes — in Dallas, Garland and Richardson — that caused some $2 billion in damage to homes and businesses.

Today customers at the North Dallas location were happy to have their neighborhood home improvement store back open for business.

Customer Frank Jeffreys said, “It’s good to see them back smiling again, because it was such a hard time for them. I know it was, because it was pretty devastating when it [tornado] came through.”





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“Nice to be back home,” assistant store manager Jordan Jasper told CBS 11 News, be he admitted it took vision to get everything done. “We had a store that needed to be put back together and my mindset was ‘let’s figure out what we need to pick up and what we need to move out of the way so we can open up tomorrow at 6 a.m.’”

On Wednesday the store hosted a ‘board cutting’ — as opposed to the traditional ribbon cutting — to celebrate today’s reopening.

The store will have between 200 and 250 employees and associates, and if you’re looking for a job they’re still hiring.

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First Ever ‘Green Shopping Aisle’ Caters to Environmental Enthusiasts Who Want Home DIY Projects

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Environmentally-minded DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ever ‘green shopping aisle’–complete with a real grass walkway and a canopy infused with foliage and butterflies.

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The green aisle is, quite literally, festooned with evergreen climbers and vegetation to help eco-conscious shoppers find the section of the hardware store that will make their home more sustainable.

‘The Green Aisle’ launches today at one of Britain’s major hardware chains,  Homebase. The first stores to get the foliage-festooned aisle are: Haringey in London, Edinburgh, Bridgend, Birmingham, and Leeds–with more stores to follow.

In partnership with Smart Energy GB, the aisle showcases eco-friendly and energy-efficient home improvement products, as well as information on how to get a smart meter installed, all in one place.

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All of these efforts will help make homes greener and ready for winter.

‘The Green Aisle’ was created after research found 74 per cent of Brits are keen to make their home greener, but half have no idea where to start.

Craig Phillips, DIY expert and one of the first to visit the ‘Green Aisle’ in Haringey, said, “I’ve helped hundreds of people improve their homes over the years by making small changes which have a big impact–the same is true for taking small energy efficiency measures in the home.

“It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to making greener choices.

“The Green Aisle helps make this process even easier for people by identifying which products are more environmentally friendly, and likewise understand the positive impact they can have.”

Data from Energy Saving Trust also shows a household can save up to £581 ($751) on energy bills each year if they implement a full range of efficiency measures.

These include the purchase of efficient appliances

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