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As Seen on TV

November 21, 2017

As Seen on TV products have become a $400 billion industry with brand recognition and a full marketing force behind them. Some may think products are sold through infomercials, but, most products are sold in-store, making them a great line for...

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Winter Prep Products

November 14, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Autumn is here and winter is right around the corner, and as most know, prepping one’s home for winter weather should be on the forefront of consumer consideration. Below are several products consumers can utilize...

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Recovery & the Hardware Industry

November 7, 2017

In many ways, hardware and lumber retailers are partners in home ownership with their customers as well as partners in business with their contractors, serving as sources of supplies, support and success. Along with that partnership comes the highs...

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Benefits of Eco-Friendly Products

November 1, 2017

For the last five years, the jump in demand for green products has been driven by millennials and, as the economy recovers, it’s clear they aren’t letting up. Get the attention of this large customer segment by marketing how the eco-friendly...

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10 Cleaning Products for Holiday Prep

October 25, 2017

Spring may be the season most associated with deep cleaning, but a serious clean out in preparation for the holidays and colder months can go a long way to improving the comfort of interior spaces, as well as creating a clean and welcoming...

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9 Smart Gifts for the Home

October 17, 2017

The nine smart products here make great gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for people on everyone’s lists. Because of their compact sizes, some of these gifts also make perfect impulse items that are sure to grab the attention of holiday shoppers....

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Focusing On Pet Safety

October 10, 2017

Pet supplies have experienced steady sales growth over the past several years especially in the areas of pet food, over-the-counter medications and pet services. (To read a current sales report from the American Pet Products Association click here.)...

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Fill the Store With Holiday Décor

October 4, 2017

With the fall season upon us, retailers are free to fill stores with a multitude of holiday—from Halloween yard art to specialty Christmas lights—in preparation for the busiest shopping season of the year. According to experts, this season is...

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9 Ease-of-Use Products

September 26, 2017

Every day in the United States, 10,000 people turn 65, and the number of people aged 60 or older globally will jump from 900 million (2015) to 2 billion by 2050. This increasing number of people over 65 has begun to drive demand for products that...

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9 New Emergency & Safety Products

September 20, 2017

With hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes appearing in the news daily, hardware retailers need to be prepared not only for emergencies in their own corner of the world, but also in their greater communities since hardware and lumber retailers serve...

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