Articles covering every National Hardware Show product category, giving you year-round access to industry news & insights to keep you ahead of your competition

3 Popular Bulbs for Spring Planting

January 24, 2017

When most consumers consider flowering bulbs, many think about those commonly planted in the fall like daffodils, irises, crocuses and the very popular tulip. But there are several varieties of bulbs that can be planted in the spring for blooms and...

Read More


Lawn Tractor Accessories

January 24, 2017

Sometimes consumers just want a little bit of style in even the most mundane items, even lawn mowers. That is where Wheelies™ Tractor Wheel Covers™ by Good Vibrations come in. One of the winners of the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award at the...

Read More


New Water Leak Detector

January 24, 2017

Water leaks can cause a considerable amount of damage to a home. A small nail hole in a pipe, a leaky toilet, or a worn-out valve on a washing machine or water heater can allow water to seep into floors, walls, furniture and more, costing homeowners...

Read More


Organize Your Wheelbarrow

January 24, 2017

Spring will be here before we know it, and with springtime comes post-winter lawn and garden cleanup, as well as the beginning of the planting season, meaning that consumers will be out in force looking for products to help them perform outdoor...

Read More


Heated Tool Storage

January 24, 2017

Cold weather can take its toll on tools and supplies, but luckily, there is an option for keeping these items at a temperature that optimizes their usability. In November 2016, KNAACK introduced their new THERMOSTEEL™ heated tool storage...

Read More


Headlines: January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

6, The number of weeks of paid parental leave Starbucks will begin offering eligible employees. 10,000, The number of retail jobs Walmart plans to add in the next year. 1.3, The percentage that Target’s overall sales fell during November...

Read More


Moveable Merchandising Allows for Experimentation

January 24, 2017

As most retailers know, one of the easiest ways to refresh slow-moving merchandise is by moving it to a new location. Large retailers often reset entire stores to boost sales. But, reshelving can take time. Fortunately, one Colorado retailer...

Read More


Holiday Season in Review

January 24, 2017

The final numbers are in for the 2016 holiday shopping season and overall sales were healthy for most retailers. Below are a few highlights. Better than 2015: According to the National Retail Foundation, sales during the 2016 holiday season...

Read More


SPECIAL REPORT: Retail Smarts – Customer Service

January 17, 2017

The Power of Appreciation January is National Thank You Month, which makes now the perfect time to give some appreciation to the customers who supported hardware retailers and home improvement centers through 2016 and a successful holiday season....

Read More


Keeping Predators Away from Small Livestock

January 10, 2017

Ranches, farms and even urban homesteads are not immune from livestock predation. For those with smaller livestock, such as sheep, goats, poultry or rabbits, finding ways to keep predators away can be challenging. There are considerable types of...

Read More


Sign up to receive our weekly Newsletter