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Dummy Locks for Sheds

February 15, 2017

When is a lock not a lock? When it’s EK USA’s Not-A-Lock Dummy Lock. The Not-A-Lock Dummy Lock looks like a standard keyed lock, but that is where the similarities end. Requiring no keys or codes, consumers can close the lock on anything they...

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Headlines: February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

3.7 to 4.2, The percentage sales are expected to increase in 2017, according to NRF. 100, The number of businesses and trade associations joining with the International Housewares Association to speak out against the Border Adjustment...

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Pet Wash for Charity Generates Goodwill

February 15, 2017

Hosting sales and community events is a well-known traffic generator, but events that generate goodwill are also important for retailers, especially for those in close-knit communities like Jerry’s Feed & Salt in Lebanon, Indiana. The...

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New Shower Design Borrows Look from Farm

February 15, 2017

One of the newer trends in home decor is the barn door look, which combines the rustic industrial chic of substantial exposed hardware with the various materials used for doors, whether wood, metal or other materials that fit the overall home...

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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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2 New Bicycle Locks

February 7, 2017

As more urban and suburban areas become bicycle-friendly, and as more people use bicycles for both transportation and recreational purposes, the need for bike locks will increase. While most are familiar with cable locks and u-locks, which are...

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Gluten-Free Pet Food

February 7, 2017

Specialty diets aren’t just for humans. Many pet owners are looking for pet foods that reduce or eliminate fillers and byproducts from their pets’ diets; this includes demanding gluten-free (GF) options. While some pets require GF diets to...

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New Saw Takes the Deck

February 7, 2017

One of the newest power tools to hit the market is the Straight Flush Saw™ by Cuz-D Industries. Designed to take the place of several power tools in the workshop, the Straight Flush Saw™ can make zero-clearance cuts, allowing it to make tighter...

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Water Softener Goes Green

February 7, 2017

In many areas of the country, consumers contend with hard water, which can leave deposits and stains and make water taste unpleasant. While there are many remedies, consumers often don’t want to deal with harsh chemicals or heavy bags of...

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Headlines: February 7,2017

February 7, 2017

20, The day in January when Dollar General launched a new, small-format test store that includes a coffee shop and pizza station in an attempt to attract millennials. 100, The number of retailers opposing the Border Adjustment Tax, part of the...

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