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Easy-to-Use Vehicle Tie-Downs

November 18, 2015

A great product to have on hand during the fall and winter season is a set of tie-down straps perfect for securing various loads for transport like wood for the fireplace, outdoor recreational equipment like skis, a Christmas tree, or an eight-point...

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Products to Entertain Pets While Home Alone

November 18, 2015

According to the American Pet Products Association, (www.americanpetproducts.org) consumers are projected to spend $60 billion on pet products and services in 2015. While this figure includes food and veterinary care, a growing portion of what pet...

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Latest in Holiday Decor

November 18, 2015

Bigger, bolder, and brighter is the name of the game for this year’s holiday decorating season. With the economy on a continued path of improvement, consumers are spending more this holiday season, including in the area of holiday decor, as they...

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November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015

2, The number of consecutive months consumer sentiment has climbed, creating hopeful outlook for the holidays. http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-sentiment-climbs-in-november-1447427721 50 million, The number of shoes that TOMS has given...

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3 Quick Training Tips for Holiday Help

November 18, 2015

Over the last several weeks, Retailer Corner has focused on specific training techniques to help owners and operators prepare for the influx of holiday staffing. That advice has now been consolidated into a quick, three-point reference guide that...

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Top Wish List Items for Christmas

November 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and according to the National Retail Federation (www.nrf.com), consumer spending will be higher in 2015 than in previous years, which is terrific news for retailers. Consumers will be looking for a wide...

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Products designed for allergen reduction

November 11, 2015

As fall and winter approach, consumers will spend more time indoors, and as a result, spend more time exposed to indoor allergens. To combat the itchy eyes and sneezing that goes along with this exposure, consumers will be on the lookout for...

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New Tech in Home Security

November 11, 2015

Security is vital to homeowners, especially those traveling this holiday season. Retailers can assist customers by offering a variety of tools and gadgets to help make homes safer. While low-technology products like deadbolts and window locks are...

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High Tech Coffee Mugs

November 11, 2015

More than half of all adults in the United States drink coffee on a daily basis (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/facts/), and many of these individuals commute to work, mug in hand. Coffee mugs are always a popular gift during...

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Overwintering Beehives

November 11, 2015

Fall months are key times for the hobbyist beekeepers to prepare beehives for the winter. Hardware retailers can assist by carrying supplies critical to winterization.  Some of these items include: Pry bars for opening hive lids Hardware...

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