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Countertop Brewers

January 6, 2016

The lineup of countertop appliances may soon increase thanks to two new products currently undergoing very popular crowd-funding campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Though unlike current appliances for brewing coffee or tea, or for making sodas,...

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Get the Lumberjack Look

January 6, 2016

One trend that has been growing over the past year is that of the Lumberjack look – a bearded man wearing heavy-duty boots, work pants and flannel shirts. For urban retailers who carry work-wear and outdoor clothing, this trend has translated to...

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Roofing from Recyclables

January 6, 2016

The interest in green and sustainable building materials continues to grow, and part of that interest is focused on roofing made of recycled material. For customers looking to replace their existing roofs, roofing made from recycled materials might...

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January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016

22 Billion— The amount Amazon captured of the $94 Billion growth in all retail sales for 2015....

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Highlights of the 2015 Christmas Season

January 6, 2016

The 2015 holiday season broke multiple sales records, returning the shopping holiday to its former glory. Here are three highlights of the season: Sales were better than expected. The National Retail Federation projected a 3.7 percent growth...

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Big Sky Dreaming: Innovations in Hardware

January 6, 2016

Over the past several years, alternatives in financing have created a boon of new products. Crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are bringing together inventors and investors to bring innovative products to the market faster...

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Decorating Walls with Tape

December 23, 2015

For some, décor limitations exist. Apartment dwellers and dorm residents are oftentimes restricted from dramatically changing the look of their spaces; there are rules against painting the walls, hanging picture frames, or installing shelves....

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Latest in Furniture Refinishing Products

December 23, 2015

When the holiday season passes, many consumers start to think about home improvement and decor projects, including finally getting around to refinishing that yard sale find or sprucing up a cherished piece of furniture that may have become a bit...

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Winter Grilling Tips

December 23, 2015

Nothing beats the taste of grilled meat, but grilling during the winter comes with challenges. Retailers can offer customers tools to make winter grilling easier. Heavy-duty grills that can retain heat are the best for wintertime grilling. With...

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Tips for Capturing Sales in Pet Accessories

December 23, 2015

Consumers spend billions of dollars every year on products for their pets, and that’s not counting food or veterinary services. Winter spending on pets is on the rise as pets are increasingly considered members of the family, and the products...

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