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Home improvement and stockpiling boost September UK retail sales

Consumers increased spending on improving their homes and stockpiling goods in September in preparation for a tightening of restrictions, providing a boost for retailers.

Sales in the UK rose 5.6 per cent last month compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from the British Retail Consortium and the consultancy KPMG. That was above the six-month average decline of 1.1 per cent and the best annual growth rate of any month since December 2009, it found.

“September saw a big improvement in retail sales growth,” said Helen Dickinson, chief executive at the BRC, whose survey covers about 60 per cent of the industry.

“With office workers still at home for the foreseeable future, the sales of electronics, household goods and home office products have remained high,” she added. In contrast, more time spent at home and the cancellation of public events “have continued to hold back clothing

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Board Games Market Will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024 | Rapid Improvements in Gameplay to Boost Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the global board games market size and it is poised to grow by USD 5.81 billion during 2020-2024. However, the market is expected to decelerate at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Board Games Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will decelerate during the forecast period. Asmodee Holding, Clementoni Spa, CMON Ltd., Goliath Games LLC, Hasbro Inc., Mattel Inc., Monte Cook Games LLC, PD-Verlag, Ravensburger

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Reimagining commercial bathroom design to boost water savings

‘Reimagining our future’ – the theme for this year’s Water Week is truly inspirational, especially for architects who have an important role to play in mitigating global concerns about water security.

The ongoing climate change crisis makes it imperative for all stakeholders to invest more in water saving technologies across all parts of society.

By reimagining water usage in commercial bathrooms, architects and designers can future-proof their projects – with a little help from Uridan Waterless Solutions, and their latest touchless and sustainable waterless urinals.

The waterless urinal of choice since 2003, Uridan combines stunning industrial design with sustainable management of water and energy. With a single installation of a Uridan waterless urinal, a building can save up to 60,000 litres of clean drinking water per year, which would have otherwise been flushed out in a conventional urinal.

By using no water, the Uridan collection makes for a more environment-friendly

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How the Boost in Home Improvement Might Benefit the Packaged-Food Industry


While stuck inside during the pandemic, plenty of people have decided to spruce up their surroundings.

The result has been great for home improvement retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware, which have seen sales spike as the nation shelters in place. But the time and money people are putting into their homes now could have long-term benefits for a completely different industry—packaged-food manufacturers.

Sean Connolly, CEO of Conagra Brands, maker of Duncan Hines cakes, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and Slim Jim meat snacks, believes that even when a vaccine arrives and restaurants begin running at full capacity again, people will feel pulled toward spending more time around the house because of all the upgrades they’ve made to their kitchens, furniture and entertainment systems.

“Now that they’ve made these investments into nesting or cocooning—whatever you want to call it—we expect they’re going to want to get a return on

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Historic courthouse renovation gets a boost

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    Historic courthouse renovation gets a boost (WNEP) — It is a boost to preserve history in Northumberland County: a $100,000 grant for Northumberland County from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

That money will go toward preserving the historic county courthouse in Sunbury.

“We’ve been working on this courthouse, trying to get grants, trying to get money for probably the last year. We’ve had engineers come in, do studies,” said Northumberland County Commissioner Sam Schiccatano.

In total, the state gave out more than $2.5 million to preserve and restore historical spots all over Pennsylvania.

Northumberland County leaders say their grant will go toward fixing up the outside of the courthouse, which dates to 1865.

“Our courthouse and our prison was the location of the last conviction and execution of the last ‘Molly Maguire,’ which is a really interesting fact which I never knew,

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Historic courthouse renovation gets boost in Sunbury

It is a boost to preserve history in Northumberland County: a $100,000 grant for Northumberland County from the state Historical and Museum Commission.



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That money will go toward preserving the historic county courthouse in Sunbury.

“We’ve been working on this courthouse trying to get grants, trying to get money for probably the last year. We’ve had engineers come in, do studies,” said Commissioner Sam Schiccatano.

In total, the state gave out more than $2.5 million to preserve and restore historical spots all over Pennsylvania.

Northumberland County leaders said their grant will go toward fixing up the outside of the courthouse, which dates back to 1865.

“Our courthouse and our prison was the location of the last conviction and execution of the last Molly MacGuire, which is really interesting fact which I never knew, and I just learned myself,” said Schiccatano.

County commissioners said the

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Bed Bath & Beyond sees a boost, Sheila Bridges’s new kicks, and more

It’s October, and whether or not you find yourself leaning into the spooky season, John Derian is—in a whimsical collection with Target, he’s designed 50 eerie accents and home decor pieces. No matter your mood, read on for headlines, launches and events, recommended reading, and more.

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Last week, Bed Bath & Beyond reported second-quarter earnings, and the results pleasantly surprised investors. The Motley Fool’s Howard Smith writes that the home retailer reported an increase in comparable-store sales for the first time since 2016, boasting an 89 percent growth spurt in its e-commerce division—despite foreboding cost cuts, store closures and other restructuring announcements a few weeks prior. “Bed Bath & Beyond’s successful quarter reflects the renewed interest in home improvement as consumers continue to spend more time working from home, and adding to the comfort of being at home,” he adds.

Fall High Point Market is just a

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Internet Protocol Camera Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19|Growing Adoption of Smart Homes to Boost the Market Growth

The global internet protocol camera market size is poised to grow by USD 8.47 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 14% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Internet Protocol (IP) Camera Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The growing adoption of smart homes will be a significant factor in driving the growth of the IP camera market. The increasing number of thefts and burglaries in various countries has boosted the demand for security solutions,

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Bed Bath & Beyond turnaround under way, but analysts say outside forces are also giving the company a boost

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is reaping the rewards of an ongoing turnaround, but analysts say the company is also getting a boost from a coronavirus-impacted environment that has been favorable to the home space.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) shares are soaring after second-quarter earnings beat expectations, with the company reporting the first same-store sales increase since 2016 (link). Shares were up nearly 9% in Friday trading, and have rallied more than 40% for the week.

Many research groups have raised their price target on Bed Bath & Beyond shares.

But UBS says the results need to be put in the context of a strong home furnishings category.

“It’s clear to us that the rising tide is lifting all boats,” analysts led by Michael Lasser wrote. “However, Bed Bath & Beyond also executed more effectively to take advantage of this tailwind.”

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Global Tiny Homes Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Growing Expenditure on Cost-efficient Homes to Boost the Market Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

The global tiny homes market size is poised to grow by USD 5.80 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 7% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Tiny Homes Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

Tiny homes are the most affordable housing systems and are preferred by millennials. The high cost of conventional homes is influencing the popularity of tiny homes among consumers. Moreover, the rising cost of living, coupled with

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