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Using Market Research In the Home Improvement Industry

We've grouped together all the information our site contains on market research with the Home Improvement Industry (DIY) to help you quickly and easily find related articles, companies, events, jobs, associations, glossary definitions and more.

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There are 12 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

First-time use of Kano method helps Carrier Corp. research buyers of its air conditioning units
Carrier Corporation conducted face-to-face interviews with potential commercial and residential users of the company's ductfree systems in Italy, Spain, Korea and Singapore using the Kano method to determine if the same product could be used in every market and the possible impact on customer satisfaction of doing so and to understand if there were market-differentiation possibilities.
Loosening the wheels of innovation
Seeking to extend its venerable brand, WD-40 conducted ethnographic research with workers in a variety of industries to uncover unmet needs. The research led to the introduction of two very successful products, the No-Mess Pen and the Big Blast.
Qualitative research helps Stanley Hardware reposition its line of mirror doors
Stanley Hardware used focus groups with homeowners and contractors and one-on-one interviews with distributors and retailers in its efforts to reposition its line of mirror doors.
Packaging research guides positioning of 3M's innovative line of wood care products
3M tested a number of packaging designs for its line of wood care products to make sure that the packaging would communicate key ideas and the benefits to both novice and experienced woodworkers. The computer-generated designs experimented with different names for the products (such as Safe Strip, Strip Safer) and informational taglines below the product name to explain the product benefits. The main research methods used were eye-tracking and one-on-one interviews.
Independent hardware store surviving battle with category killers
Retail independents are challenged more than ever to not only maintain sales and profits but to simply survive. This article points out why cutting prices and paring the organization is the wrong reaction and why research and planning are needed more than ever when faced with heavy competition from a national chain.

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Home improvement DIYers suffer from lack of funds, not ambition
Data from Chicago research company Mintel indicates that more than a quarter of DIYers say they would like to undertake a major renovation or addition to their home but simply don't have the funds.

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