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A Recipe for Selling More Slow Cookers

September 27, 2016

Fall is in the air, and winter is right around the corner, and with the colder seasons (and the holidays), consumers will be turning to heartier comfort foods to warm them up and make them feel more connected to family and home. With this in mind,...

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Farm-Ranch

3 Tools for Easy Stall Clean Up

September 27, 2016

For horse owners, the right cleaning tools make mucking out stalls easier, with less time wasted using equipment not meant for the job. Clean stalls can mean happier and healthier horses, and thankfully, the basic list of tools to get the job done...

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Housewares

4 Countertop Pizza Ovens

September 27, 2016

A crisp crust and bubbling cheese are two hallmarks of a well-cooked pizza, but achieving that in a standard oven takes time, and can heat up a kitchen. To achieve a brick-oven quality crust without heating the entire room, retailers can offer...

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Building-Supplies

The Powerful Shim

September 27, 2016

Sometimes common products, such as shims, can be overlooked on inventory lists. Shims have been around since the invention of doors, windows and cabinets, helping installers level imperfectly constructed products against out-of-plumb walls and...

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Home-Automation

One Smart Slow Cooker

September 27, 2016

Wireless technology has worked its way into all areas of the home, including the kitchen. Small appliances are some of the most recent benefactors of wireless technology, and one of the latest is the Crock-Pot® 6 Quart Smart Slow Cooker. Busy...

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Headlines: September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

8.4 billion, The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on Halloween this year. 6 billion, The dollar amount in swipe fee protections afforded to consumers and retailers by the Dubrin Amendment that is now at risk of being rolled back...

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Retailers-Corner

The Power of Niche

September 27, 2016

Some retailers pride themselves on being the best local source for hardware, stocked top to bottom with the core lines that have been adjusted to the perfect mix for their customers. So, why bother adding something new to the inventory? It may...

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6 Essential Fall Tools for Hobby Farms & Orchards

September 27, 2016

Fall means harvest time, and for customers with hobby farms and orchards, the right tools can help them quickly accomplish necessary chores and get back to enjoying time with family and friends. For Orchards Some essential pieces for those who...

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Special Report: Home Safety Product Trends

September 21, 2016

Home safety is one of the top priorities of homeowners and renters alike, but it’s also one that doesn’t receive a lot of thought until it is needed. Retailers can help keep home security top of mind for customers by creating displays that pull...

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5 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Recreation Niche

September 13, 2016

More people are enjoying the great outdoors, whether it’s in their own backyard or in one of the many public parks or green spaces available across the country. And, according to the Outdoor Industry Association, Americans spend $120.7 billion on...

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