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2 Tack Maintenance Products

December 27, 2016

As any horse owner will tell you, properly maintaining riding equipment adds to the enjoyment of the ride, the comfort of the horse and to the health of the pocketbook. Retailers that cater to riders can help them protect their investments by...

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4 Trends in Ceiling Fans

December 27, 2016

Ceiling fans reduce heating and cooling bills and keep air fresh, but they are more than just utilitarian. They also provide a finishing touch to a home’s decor. A few trends that consumers may want in 2017 include: Sleek or minimalist design:...

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New Tool Box Liner

December 27, 2016

Good tools can be a considerable financial investment, and consumers look for ways to protect that investment from rust or corrosion. One product from the New Product Launch area of the National Hardware Show® 2016 was designed to aid consumers in...

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2 Top-Selling Houseplants

December 27, 2016

Research indicates that having plants inside the home does wonders for improving interior air quality. Many popular houseplants fit the bill when it comes to improving air quality, and luckily, most are hearty as well, needing only minimal...

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New Cord & Cable Storage Solution

December 27, 2016

Even the most organized workbenches can look a mess when cords, cables or hoses are not properly contained. Luckily, one of the newest products to come out of the 2016 National Hardware Show® can help tackle this issue. This year, Wrap-It...

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Headlines: December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

20, The number of unique products from local makers that will be featured at 160 Ace stores as part of a new partnership between the hardware retailer and The Grommet, a product-launching platform for inventors. 5, The percentage that sales grew...

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Boost Sales with Innovative In-Store Displays

December 27, 2016

A creative store display showcases a product and highlights its best features in a way that customers will remember and also makes customers more likely to buy the product. Below are three examples of hardware retailers who have had success with...

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Best of Holiday Window Displays

December 27, 2016

The busy 2016 holiday shopping season is almost over, and the few quiet days left before the new year may be the perfect time to get a jump start on your 2017 holiday window display plans while they are still top of mind. We’ve collected a few...

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2017 Product Forecast

December 21, 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, attention turns to the possible trends and product forecasts for 2017. Below, we highlight products in four categories expected to shine in the new year. Home Automation The integration of home services into an...

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Special Ingredient Helps Remove Odors

December 13, 2016

Indoor air can be full of various odor-causing pollutants, including mold, which can make the home uncomfortable or even hazardous for its occupants. Luckily, there are several products available, including new items, which can eliminate odors,...

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