Spotlight Stories

Teacup Succulents

March 28, 2017

Succulents are the hot new houseplants for 2017. Retailers with houseware or giftware categories who are stuck with slightly damaged, odd or slow-moving mugs or teacups can now repurpose those items into the perfect pots for popular succulents. A...

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Dealing With Dead Inventory

March 15, 2017

Retail shelf space has high value, and any inventory that is taking up space for too long should be cleared away to make room for products that sell. What to do with dead inventory is a concern for most retailers. Fortunately, there are ways to deal...

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New Infrared Heater

March 7, 2017

Supplemental heating for interior spaces is sometimes needed. Whether it is an addition that isn’t tied into the HVAC, a garage workspace or even a room that seems to be a bit draftier, stand-alone heaters can help make those spaces more...

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4 Silent Compressors

March 1, 2017

Workshops and work sites can be extremely loud, and equipment that can reduce noise while getting the job done is often sought by contractors and DIYers alike. Manufacturers have recently been able to reduce operating noise levels in air...

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On Trend: Formica Gets a New Look

February 15, 2017

For a long time, laminated countertops were relegated to the designer dustbin as consumers found favor with surfaces made from granite, marble or other stone products. However, with today’s trends moving toward more neutral palettes, sleeker...

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DIY Learning Set for Kids

February 7, 2017

Creative play kits for kids are a great way to get them interested in DIY, construction and design. EITech is one such company that offers these types of kits for kids. Among EITech products is the Teifoc® line of brick-and-mortar construction...

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4 Tips to Give First-Time Homeowners

February 1, 2017

First-time homeowners often have questions about home maintenance tasks, such as what should be done on a regular basis, as well as what to look for around the home when it comes to wear and tear. Below are four tips your staff can share with new...

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3 Popular Bulbs for Spring Planting

January 24, 2017

When most consumers consider flowering bulbs, many think about those commonly planted in the fall like daffodils, irises, crocuses and the very popular tulip. But there are several varieties of bulbs that can be planted in the spring for blooms and...

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Keeping Predators Away from Small Livestock

January 10, 2017

Ranches, farms and even urban homesteads are not immune from livestock predation. For those with smaller livestock, such as sheep, goats, poultry or rabbits, finding ways to keep predators away can be challenging. There are considerable types of...

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6 Affordable Security Solutions for Homeowners

January 3, 2017

Home security doesn’t have to mean expensive monitored systems or a lot of high-tech gadgetry. Below are some of the products that consumers on a budget can utilize to make their homes more secure. The SIMLock: Touted as an “unpickable...

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