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Inspirations from the Tiny House Movement

March 9, 2016

One of the growing housing trends is the move toward smaller, more efficient living spaces, much of which has been spurred on by the Tiny House Movement, a social trend where homeowners downsize to homes of 400 square feet or less. From this...

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Reducing Risk of Illness Through Pest Control

March 2, 2016

Mosquito-borne illnesses have been among the biggest international news stories recently. This news, coupled with the approaching peak mosquito season, means retailers should be prepared to offer their customers a range of mosquito and pest...

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Storage Cabinets with Integrated Charging Stations

March 2, 2016

Convenience and security are high on the list of consumer desires. This holds true when it comes to tool storage, especially for more expensive cordless power tools and batteries. Luckily, there are several companies that offer locking tool...

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Simple Facelift: Light Switch Faceplates

March 2, 2016

Small finishing touches really pull the overall look of a room together, and one finishing touch that consumers sometimes don’t think about is the light switch faceplate. This utilitarian item is often thought of as just a bland necessity—a...

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Trends in Wine Storage

March 2, 2016

The wine trend has been quite popular for some time now, and consumers are still highly interested in collecting wines for entertaining and personal enjoyment. However, finding storage solutions that work with decor and volume can be a very...

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New Outdoor Products for Warm Weather

March 2, 2016

Warm weather is fast approaching, and consumers are starting to look for products to make their time spent outdoors more comfortable and entertaining. According to Hardware Retailing magazine...

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

1 Billion, The milestone recently hit by Groupon as it joins the ranks of companies who have sold one billion products. View Source 200, The number of manager training academies Wal-Mart plans to open by the end of 2017....

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8 Tips for Conducting a Successful Customer Survey

March 2, 2016

Many retailers claim customer service sets them apart from the competition and is the foundation for their success. But, how can retailers be certain of customer satisfaction and attitudes without proper follow-up and two-way communication?...

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Made in America Movement Continues Its Momentum

March 2, 2016

A study of more than 1,000 consumers conducted last year by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) determined more than half indicated they had made a greater effort in the last year to buy more Made in America products. For...

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Farm Safety

February 24, 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Each year, serious injuries, and even deaths, occur. Fortunately, some injuries are preventable with the right...

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