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Special Report: What to Expect at the 2016 National Hardware Show

April 19, 2016

The plane tickets are ordered and the hotel is booked for the 2016 National Hardware Show®, to be held Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. So, what’s next? Below is a list of the highlights retailers can...

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Will 3D Printing Affect Sales?

April 13, 2016

Three-dimensional printing has become one of the hottest new technology areas. Both corporations and individuals have gravitated toward utilizing 3D printers and pens for creative projects, prototyping, and manufacturing. So what does this...

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Residential Fire Suppression Systems

April 13, 2016

Each year, thousands of people die in house fires, and thousands more are injured. Additionally, an average of 7.1 billion dollars in property damage results from these fires, and according to the National Fire Protection Association...

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Safety Gear for Construction

April 6, 2016

According to a recent article in Construction Dive (http://www.constructiondive.com/news/10-construction-industry-trends-to-watch-in-2016/411402/), 2015 witnessed an increase in construction site injuries and deaths in some areas of the country,...

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3 Ways to Excel in Housewares

April 6, 2016

Standing out from the crowd in the housewares department can take some out-of-the-box thinking. Many stores have excelled in grabbing consumer attention, and by doing so, they have increased sales in this competitive niche. Below are three...

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Sprucing Up Flowerpots for Spring

March 30, 2016

Spring is a strong season for lawn and garden sales, but some customers may not be seeking to replace lawn and garden items like their favorite flowerpots. Instead, they may need advice from local retail experts on how to clean, freshen, and...

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Be a Bee Hero

March 30, 2016

A serious issue facing world food production is the loss of plant pollinators, and more specifically, bees. In the United States and other countries, bees account for the majority of crop pollination, and commercial farmers (as well as home...

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Virtual Shopping

March 23, 2016

One of the hottest new technologies of 2016 is virtual reality, and developers are coming up with innovative ways to use the platform for more than just gaming. A recent CNET article showcased the use of VR in commerce applications, and noted...

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3 Trends in Lawn and Garden Decor

March 23, 2016

Some new design trends are popping up for Spring 2016 with nods toward modern design, whimsical products, and a touch of vintage decor. According to a recent study by Houzz.com...

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Trends in Outdoor Living

March 16, 2016

Numerous reports over the past couple of years have indicated that spending time in the great outdoors can have multiple health benefits (Huffington Post on Health benefits of outdoors...

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