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Maintaining In-Store Cheer

December 2, 2015

During the holiday shopping season, employee support becomes top priority for owners and operators. High morale not only helps employees get through long days, it also promotes good customer service and coveted repeat business. Below are the two...

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Bathroom Trends for 2016

December 2, 2015

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (www.jchs.harvard.edu), home remodeling will continue to see growth throughout 2016 and one area consumers are always looking to update is the bathroom. Below are several...

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Repurposing Live Holiday Decorations

November 25, 2015

Most people agree that live decorations during the holidays add nostalgic character to the home, but some consumers, concerned about the mess and waste of live decorations, steer clear of lawn and garden departments during the holidays. Retailers...

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Latest in Smart Refrigerators

November 25, 2015

Smart technology has made its way into the kitchen, and smart refrigerators are just some of the latest gadgets to catch the eyes of consumers. An article at Forbes.com from last holiday season reported smart refrigerators were the No. 1 smart...

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Double-Duty Storage Features

November 25, 2015

Hidden storage spaces are not a new idea; there are many examples of antique furniture with hidden storage compartments, and many people are familiar with the wall safe hidden behind the painting. Today, there are still products available that...

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Three Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

November 25, 2015

When it comes to power tools, homeowners (especially new homeowners) may wonder which tools are must-haves for their toolbox arsenal. Retailers can help by guiding customers to the right tools to have on hand for any project they may encounter....

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In-Home Water Purification and Filtration

November 25, 2015

From the chemicals they use to the food they eat, today’s consumers are concerned about keeping things inside the home as healthy as possible, and this is especially true when it comes to their drinking water. Everything from stories about...

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November 25, 2015

November 25, 2015

2.1, The percentage sales increased at Target stores for the third quarter, marking the retailer’s fourth consecutive quarter of growth. http://www.retailingtoday.com/ 60, The percentage of meals cooked at home in 2014, a 15-percent decrease...

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10 Tools for a Smooth Black Friday

November 25, 2015

Big-box retailers like Target and Best Buy have had years of experience handling the rush of crowds on Black Friday. Thanks to the popularity of online shopping and the spread of holiday deals over a week, the days of crushing crowds may be...

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2016 Lighting Trends

November 25, 2015

Good lighting is a key component of any home. It provides illumination for safety and task completion, it sets the mood for a space, and it can enhance a room’s decor. Consumers looking to update a room will often change out lighting...

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