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Smart Locks

February 10, 2016

Keyless entry has joined the home automation market with WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled deadbolts and locksets for home access. Going beyond the wired keypad, this entry hardware uses signals received from either the consumer’s smartphone or an...

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Heavy Duty Work & Safety Gloves

February 10, 2016

When it comes to farm or ranch work, it pays to have a sturdy pair of work gloves. Not only do the right gloves provide protection, they can also help provide grip for abrasive, sharp or corrosive materials, such as barbed wire, rope, or various...

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Bicycle Storage

February 10, 2016

Bicycles have always been a popular form of recreation, and as more cities embrace community trails and dedicated bicycle lanes, consumer need for storage solutions will increase. Retailers can help meet these needs by offering a selection of...

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February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

25,000, The number of Gen Y and Gen Z shoppers interviewed for a shopping habits study that proves not all Millennials are alike. http://www.retailingtoday.com/article/generations-y-z-differ-key-shopping-attitudes-habits 48,800, The number of...

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5 Podcasts for Retailers

February 10, 2016

Running a business and managing a team requires significant time, yet business owners and operators also need to stay on top of trends in marketing, sales and retail in order to remain competitive. Fortunately, with the growing popularity of...

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Remodeling with Multi-generational Families in Mind

February 10, 2016

According to the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University, home remodeling should continue to grow in 2016 (http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/home-remodeling-activity-looking-gain-steam-through-mid-year). But remodeling is no longer...

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Addressing Security Concerns of Smart Homes

February 3, 2016

As the use of smart technology for the home continues to grow at a rapid pace, consumers are becoming more aware of the potential issues concerning the integration of technology into their everyday lives. Questions regarding the streamlining of...

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Linear Shower Drains

February 3, 2016

Today’s sleek and modern bath designs seek to eliminate disruptions to the visual flow of a space, and this includes the interruption caused by traditional drains in showers. One way for consumers to achieve a modern look without this break in...

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New Portable Beverage Containers

February 3, 2016

The growth of the craft brew and microbrewery industry, as well as the popularity of at-home soda machines, has created a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop products that can transport carbonated beverages without leaking, while...

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Indoor Plant Starting Guide

February 3, 2016

It’s not too early for avid gardeners to start preparing and planting their spring and summer vegetables. For retailers, this means consumers will be in the market for seeds and indoor growing supplies in the very near future, if they haven’t...

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