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Promoting Contractors is a Win-Win for Retailers

August 23, 2016

Most retailers rely on some level of contractor business, whether through a lumberyard that caters to builders or by supplying a handful of local tradespeople with parts and products they need to complete their work. No matter the percentage of...

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Outdoor-Living

Creative Bug Deterrents for Outdoor Spaces

August 23, 2016

Two new products seen at the 2016 National Hardware Show® were created to help consumers deal with pesky flying insects. ShooAway is a tabletop product that literally shoos flies away. The unit’s soft, horizontally rotating blades are covered...

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Multipurpose Hand Tools

August 23, 2016

For consumers who want tools with multiple functions that don’t take up a lot of space, screwdrivers with interchangeable bits that are stored within the tool itself may be just what they are looking for. Some popular brands include: Picquic...

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Plumbing-and-Electrical

In-Floor Pop-Up Outlets

August 23, 2016

The popularity of room layouts that include furniture more centrally located within the space – as opposed to pushed up against walls – has driven the need for electrical outlets also located within the center of the space. In-floor outlets are...

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Recreation

Wine Holders

August 23, 2016

Wine isn’t just for indoor dinner parties anymore, and thanks to more consumers venturing out with their bottles of chardonnay or merlot, there have been more opportunities for outdoor accessories for the wine enthusiast. One issue wine...

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Headlines: August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

30, The number of Wal-Mart stores affected by historic flooding in Louisiana, forcing the company’s emergency operations center to find ways to keep supply lines open and operations going despite the catastrophe. 400, The percentage of...

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Retailers-Corner

3 Tips for Selling Tailgating

August 23, 2016

College is back in session, and football season will be starting soon. For retailers who operate near college towns or in areas with a strong connection to sports teams, now is the perfect time to highlight or add a tailgating category. Below are...

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The Latest in Portable LED

August 23, 2016

One of the newest trends in clothing and home decor is the use of lights integrated into the fabric or structure of a piece. While LED rope lights have been a popular go to, especially in more structural pieces, such as illuminating the underside of...

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Special Report: Eco-Friendly Living

August 16, 2016

Consumer interest in energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable and eco-friendly products has been growing, including in the areas of home improvement and building products. Thanks to improvements in smart technology and manufacturing, a...

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Who is the Inventor Lady?

August 10, 2016

One of the hundreds of exhibitors at the 2016 National Hardware Show® was The Inventor Lady. The Inventor Lady, Rita Crompton, is the founder of FLeCusa International, a resource and consulting provider that helps new and existing inventors...

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