Featured Stories

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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The Smart Home

September 11, 2017

Smart products are becoming more a part of consumer households than ever before, whether they are application-based, Wi-Fi-connected or able to activate themselves for use around the home. Home Automation: Convenience Solutions Plumbing &...

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Managing Backyard Wildlife

August 29, 2017

Whether the goal is to attract or deter wildlife from yards and properties, hardware and home improvement stores can offer a variety of products to help with the end result. Check out some of the products to manage your backyard wildlife, as seen at...

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Must-Have Items for To-Do Lists

August 22, 2017

Not having the right products when working on those critical to-do lists can bring a workday to a grinding halt, leading to frustration as well lost time that could be better spent relaxing with family and friends. Here are just a few items that can...

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Products for Outdoor Fall Cleanup

August 16, 2017

Fall is just around the corner and retailers are gearing up for the many cleanup projects on homeowners’ and farmers’ lists. While bed and garden prep may take priority, there are a variety of other fall projects from gutter cleaning and raking...

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3 Ways to Get Kids Involved in DIY

August 8, 2017

The future of hardware and home improvement is getting younger generations involved in do-it-yourself projects. While the lawn & garden category is an easy one to get young hands involved in, retail areas from tools to storage & organization...

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9 New Tools for Professionals

August 1, 2017

New Product World at the National Hardware Show® is always popular, and this year was no different. Below is a collection of hot products for professionals that were highlighted in the 2017 New Product World. Some of the products have hit the...

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Preventing Moisture Problems

July 25, 2017

Excess moisture within a home can cause a host of problems, whether for the infrastructure of the home, the belongings inside or health issues for the home’s two- or four-legged residents. That’s why home improvement retailers carry a variety of...

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What’s New in Small Appliances

July 19, 2017

As seen in the New Product World at the National Hardware Show, small to midsize appliances are the bread and butter for many retailers.  They take up minimal floor space while driving up price-per-transaction averages and add-ons. The new...

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