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What Hardware Retailers Should Know About Instagram

October 7, 2015

The image-centric social media platform celebrates its 5th birthday this week. Here’s how it can help you showcase your store and inventory. As the adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And Instagram proves that in spades, with the mix...

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October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

Catch up on hardware industry news headlines and tidbits from last week. $1 billion The revenue available for GE’s new business division to help governments, industrial and utility customers become more energy efficient. This new company, which...

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Fifty Shades of Gray Paint for Home Exteriors

October 7, 2015

Fifty Shades of Gray Paint for Home Exteriors Sensational Color, DaVinci Roofscapes and seven popular paint companies explore the best fifty shades of gray for roofs and home exteriors.   Gray is a color with infinite variations and...

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5 Trash Cans That Double as Decor

October 7, 2015

Garbage isn’t pretty, so it’s no wonder many consumers hide their trash receptacles out of sight.   But just because garbage is unpleasant doesn’t mean the can has to be. Stock up on these trash cans that are attractive enough to take...

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Top Home-Improvement Projects for Retirees

October 7, 2015

As baby boomers enter retirement, they may think about updating their homes. See what projects they’re most likely to tackle. Every day, roughly 10,000 baby boomers become eligible for retirement, and with this entrance into a new stage of...

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Safer Window Coverings for Kids

October 7, 2015

Safety officials and industry affiliates strive to make window coverings safer for kids by applying better labels and educating consumers. For adults, window cords are simply a tool for opening and closing blinds. For children, those cords can be...

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Tornado Watch: Safe Rooms

October 7, 2015

Retailers should consider stocking building materials or prefab structures to help customers prepare for tornado season. Peak season for tornadoes may still be a few months off, but retailers should begin thinking about how to help consumers...

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