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Creative Videos Drive Sales

January 10, 2017

Many retailers have discovered the power of providing how-to or new product video displays to drive sales in-store, but can videos that don’t sell products also be used to increase business?  James Cabirac, of Kief Hardware in Cutoff, Louisiana,...

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Wear Your Heart in Your Window on Valentine’s Day

January 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Get in the mood with these heart-filled window display ideas from hardware retailers. Remote Controlled Heart: Cliff’s Variety in San Francisco created a window display that included a glowing...

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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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New Thawing Plate

January 3, 2017

Buying meats in bulk and freezing them for later use can be very economical, but thawing items for use can be time consuming and potentially dangerous if done incorrectly. Fortunately, there is a new product available to consumers that cuts down on...

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6 Grain Mills for Custom Grinding at Home

January 3, 2017

Going hand in hand with the urban homesteading and artisan movements, consumer demand is on the rise for opportunities to produce certain products at home, including multigrain breads and beers. To support these hobbies, consumers are gaining...

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Trendy Uses for Ceiling Tiles

January 3, 2017

Consumers have a way of coming up with innovative uses for products that may seem otherwise straightforward in their designed application. One recent trend in this area is the use of decorative ceiling tiles for creative design...

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Hospitality Thermostats

January 3, 2017

Much like household consumers, owners and operators of hospitality services are looking to smart and efficient technology to help them save money on various facility services, such as heating and cooling. Leviton®  offers a line of energy...

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Headlines: January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

3, The day in January 2017 nicknamed Holiday Hangover Day when consumers are expected to shop online for themselves as they get back to work. 6.5, The percentage brick-and-mortar sales rose over last year in the final week before...

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Shoppertainment is for Everyone

January 3, 2017

Most retailers know about destination stores—retailing spaces that people travel long distances to for shopping and spending time in the store. Destination stores generally have a large footprint and provide entertaining environments such as fully...

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2 Design Trends for the New Year

January 3, 2017

2017 is finally here, bringing with it new trends in interior design. We’ve listed two of the standout trends here. Shiny: The matte and brushed finishes of previous years will be edged out in 2017 by a return to high-shine finishes. Expect to...

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