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Headlines: March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

6, The number of design trends expected in kitchens for 2017.  298,000, The number of jobs added to private companies in February, a three-year high.  2, The number of days J.C. Penney will take to do a bathroom refresh in some markets as...

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Could a Childproofing Niche Be Right for Your Store?

March 15, 2017

According to a 2016 North American Retail Hardware Association poll, 16.7 percent of consumers shop for child safety products in home improvement stores (8.3 percent at independent hardware stores). The number isn’t high, but that could mean...

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Free Up Counter Space With 3 Products

March 15, 2017

Two issues facing consumers when it comes to small kitchen appliances are storage and power. Luckily, there are several products on the market that can alleviate these problems, leaving kitchens as uncluttered and streamlines as possible. Some of...

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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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New Solar Lantern Kit

March 7, 2017

One of the backyard decorating trends, especially among millennial consumers, is the use of reused and repurposed items to create an updated casual space with a rustic feel. Echo Valley has released a new product that creates the aesthetic these...

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New Garden Bulb Kit

March 7, 2017

Products that make mundane or difficult tasks easier generally garner a lot of interest. Easy Bloom Pad is one of the newest convenience products for the lawn and garden category. Taking the guesswork out of how to plant flowering bulbs, The Easy...

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Tool Belts with Back Support

March 7, 2017

DIYers and contractors alike want to mitigate potential injuries while performing tasks. The use of safety products, such as back support belts, can help prevent certain injuries on the jobsite. Some include: Occidental Leather®: Belt-free...

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Low-Flow Faucets

March 7, 2017

Drought and other water supply issues have caused many communities to place restrictions on the amount of water households should use. One way consumers can help conserve water is by switching to low-flow faucets. Low flow does not mean water...

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Headlines: March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017

33, The percentage Amazon sales jumped in the Housewares category between 2015 and 2016, driving 15 percent of the company’s growth for the year. 88, The number of Hhgregg stores scheduled to close by mid-April....

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Turning a Hobby into a Niche Leads to Success

March 7, 2017

Niche categories can be a great way for retailers to set themselves apart from the competition while also driving traffic. Which is why, in 1999, the Gladieux family of Oregon decided to take a chance on a new niche when they moved their Do it Best...

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