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Bring Nature Indoors With 9 New Products

June 13, 2017

The look and feel of nature can be very comforting and relaxing, and with popular design trends, such as Scandinavian Hygge, the desire to bring a nature-inspired aesthetic into the home is gaining in popularity among many consumers. Building...

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New Paint Products and Techniques

June 6, 2017

Thanks to the collective creativity of idea-sharing sites like Pinterest and other online forums, painting techniques and projects have become varied and widespread. DIYers, interior designers and paint professionals are seeking the latest design...

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3 Trends for the Great Indoors

May 30, 2017

The 2017 National Hardware Show® not only displayed trends for Lawn & Garden and Outdoor Recreation, but showcased several for indoor living as well, with products hailing from several hardware and home improvement categories including those...

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3 Trends in Outdoor Living

May 23, 2017

At the 2017 National Hardware Show®, many trends stood out to those who strolled the convention floor. Here are three trends in the outdoor living categories that garnered the most interest. Outdoor Living & Lawn and Garden: Vertical...

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9 New Products from the National Hardware Show®

May 16, 2017

The 2017 National Hardware Show® in Las Vegas has wrapped, and as expected, many new and innovative products were on display. All categories were well represented with new products. Here is a sampling of what is available to the...

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3 Trends in Outdoor Categories for 2017

May 9, 2017

Outdoor recreation is a strong economic driver in the U.S, generating up to $887 billion in consumer spending per year and boosting economies in small rural communities and densely populated cities, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Due...

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Comforts on the Job Site

May 2, 2017

Pro customers make up 20 to 50 percent of sales and more for many retailers. Beyond addressing the basic needs of contractor customers, sellers may consider innovative tools and equipment that keep pros safe, healthy and comfortable on the job....

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Repurposing: 9 Hardware Products with Alternative Uses

April 25, 2017

Thanks to Pinterest and other online crafting blogs and websites, many common hardware items are now being used in new and unique ways, giving products multiple purposes. For retailers who are interested in marketing alternative uses for products to...

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Healthy Living the Hardware Way

April 19, 2017

One of the more popular ongoing trends is healthy living. Whether it is seeking out plant-based cleaning products containing no VOCs, outfitting homes with the latest appliances and technologies for food preparation or seeking specialty diets to...

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So Convenient: 10 Products that Make Life Easier for Homeowners

April 11, 2017

Consumers are always on the lookout for products and appliances that simplify their daily routines, perform tasks for them or accommodate their lives as they raise families or age in place. These products can be found in practically every category...

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