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Keeping Predators Away from Small Livestock

January 10, 2017

Ranches, farms and even urban homesteads are not immune from livestock predation. For those with smaller livestock, such as sheep, goats, poultry or rabbits, finding ways to keep predators away can be challenging. There are considerable types of...

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Latest in Pool Toys

January 10, 2017

For most in the Northern Hemisphere, January weather makes it difficult to think about summer fun in the pool, but now is the time for retailers to plan product inventories for hotter days. Here are three ideas to kick-start those summer...

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Popular Loose Bin Treats for Dogs

January 10, 2017

Dog treats don’t always come in a box or bag. Loose bin dog treats give consumers the option to buy the quantity they need, rather than a prepackaged amount. It also allows the consumer to mix and match treats to customize them to their dog’s...

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3 Products for Hardworking Hands

January 10, 2017

For anyone who works with their hands, keeping them clean and in good condition can be difficult. With skin barrier creams, proactively keeping hands clean is a much easier task. One of the products available for the job is True Effects™ Hand...

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Supplying Solar Products

January 10, 2017

As whole-home solar power continues to grow in interest and popularity, retailers who carry electric components for contractors and DIYers may want to consider carrying solar kits or some of the individual components needed for installing or...

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Headlines: January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

150, The number of nonprofitable stores Sears announced it will close this year. 28,000, The number that jobless claims dropped after Christmas, marking unemployment rates at a 43-year low. 2, The number of labor law violations Menards...

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Creative Videos Drive Sales

January 10, 2017

Many retailers have discovered the power of providing how-to or new product video displays to drive sales in-store, but can videos that don’t sell products also be used to increase business?  James Cabirac, of Kief Hardware in Cutoff, Louisiana,...

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Wear Your Heart in Your Window on Valentine’s Day

January 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Get in the mood with these heart-filled window display ideas from hardware retailers. Remote Controlled Heart: Cliff’s Variety in San Francisco created a window display that included a glowing...

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6 Affordable Security Solutions for Homeowners

January 3, 2017

Home security doesn’t have to mean expensive monitored systems or a lot of high-tech gadgetry. Below are some of the products that consumers on a budget can utilize to make their homes more secure. The SIMLock: Touted as an “unpickable...

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New Thawing Plate

January 3, 2017

Buying meats in bulk and freezing them for later use can be very economical, but thawing items for use can be time consuming and potentially dangerous if done incorrectly. Fortunately, there is a new product available to consumers that cuts down on...

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