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4 Black Friday Dos and Don’ts

November 9, 2016

Last year was a banner holiday season and, based on predictions, this year is expected to be even better. Let’s review insights gleaned from the 2015 National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Consumer Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Prosper...

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3 Emergency Kits for the Road

November 1, 2016

Unexpected vehicle issues can happen at any time, and drivers like to be prepared to handle them when they do. Emergency roadside kits can hold many of the items a driver would need when a breakdown happens. And with the gifting holidays coming up,...

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3 Small Appliances that Will Serve a Crowd

November 1, 2016

Tailgating, holiday meals with family, and dinners with friends often mean keeping a large quantity of food and drink hot and ready for everyone to enjoy. However, many consumers rely on their standard cookware or serving dishes, which create a lot...

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Product Guide for Raising Rabbits

October 25, 2016

When incorporating livestock into compact hobby farms or urban homesteads, consumers often look for smaller animals, such as rabbits. Rabbits can be used for meat; their pelts or shed fur can be used in a variety of wearable products; they can be...

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3 Gift-Wrapping Products to Make the Holidays a Snap

October 25, 2016

With the holidays fast approaching, consumers are looking to re-stock gift-wrapping supplies, as well as find new products to make the task of preparing gifts easier, more efficient and maybe a little fun. Check out these three product lines that...

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Fall Prep for Planting Beds

October 11, 2016

Now that fall has arrived, the summer growing season is coming to a close, and time has come once again for preparing planting beds for the holiday season. Consumers will be looking for products to help them tidy up beds and install plants for...

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Selling Through Social Media

October 11, 2016

Social media draws more eyeballs than any other media channel. According to Pew Research, 52 percent of online adults now use two or more social media sites, and predictors indicate that by 2018, nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide will be social...

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Fall and Winter Wildlife Feeding

October 4, 2016

Colder weather is starting to filter in throughout the United States, and for consumers who enjoy watching wildlife, keeping the birds, squirrels and even deer coming into their yards throughout the seasons is something they are thinking about. One...

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Draw in More Goblins and Ghouls with Fun Window Displays

October 4, 2016

Creative and fun window displays can pull customers into a store, increasing foot traffic and interest. According to the visual merchandiser for Cole’s Hardware in San Francisco, who was featured in an article on Entrepeneur.com about winning...

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A Recipe for Selling More Slow Cookers

September 27, 2016

Fall is in the air, and winter is right around the corner, and with the colder seasons (and the holidays), consumers will be turning to heartier comfort foods to warm them up and make them feel more connected to family and home. With this in mind,...

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