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Improve Your Business with Peer Critiques

December 23, 2015

In the world of writing, peer critiques are essential. In fact, peer critiques are most commonly associated with fiction writing and classroom projects, but some retailers have discovered the power peer critiques can have in improving their...

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Accenting Walls with Hardwood

December 23, 2015

Wood flooring has had a long-standing popularity, but it isn’t just for floors anymore. A trend that has emerged over the last few years is the use of natural materials to create accent walls; wood flooring is part of this trend, and the...

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Storm Prep Checklist for Homeowners

December 16, 2015

  When severe weather looms, many consumers race to buy supplies they might need during an emergency. For hardware and home improvement retailers, this means items such as batteries and flashlights will be in high demand, as will other items...

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Personal Weather Stations

December 16, 2015

Farming has always depended upon the right weather conditions, and with advances in forecasting and remote-sensing technology, combined with IoT (the Internet of Things), farming has made a giant leap into removing the guesswork and using...

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Smart Sump Pumps

December 16, 2015

Damage caused by water leaks and sump pump failures can cost homeowners thousands in repair and remediation costs, and excess utility usage. By utilizing a water alert system, homeowners can take action quickly, thereby limiting the amount of damage...

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Latest in Snow Removal Products

December 16, 2015

During the winter, ice buildup on sidewalks and driveways can be inconvenient and dangerous, but there are numerous ice melt products available that make it easier for home and business owners to keep the ice at bay. While some ice melt products...

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Latest in Power Generators

December 16, 2015

Strong storms and winter weather have high potential for causing power outages, some of which can be long-lasting. To maintain a limited amount of electrical service, many homeowners turn to generators for powering critical appliances and...

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A Bright Spot After a Storm

December 16, 2015

By their very nature, hardware and lumber retailers are important in severe weather events, providing supplies that prevent and repair damage from storms. The uplifting stories of retail stores becoming the bright spot after a storm can be...

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Special Report: Become the Headquarters for Disaster Readiness & Recovery

December 16, 2015

Tornados, snowstorms, hurricanes, and floods cause billions of dollars in damage every year and can displace residents from their homes or interrupt critical utility services. Retailers play a vital role in supporting their communities before,...

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December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

36, The percentage of online Black Friday sales captured by Amazon. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/01/amazon-dominated-36-of-online-black-friday-sales-says-slice/?ncid=mobilenavtrend#.lb0ej4s:H9CB 1.4, The percentage that November sales rose over...

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