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Tailgating & Recreation: You Can Take it with You

April 3, 2017

From inflatable to fold-up products, portability is a sales driver in the tailgating and recreation category, making it a key department for downsized products. Retailers can now find everything, including the kitchen sink – and the stove and the...

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Lawn & Garden: Lowscaping with a Twist

April 3, 2017

Lowscaping isn’t a new term in landscaping. Most designers and home gardeners incorporate plants and bushes of varying heights into their beds to give them more interest. Short plants and ground cover are generally used in front for lowscaping...

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Building Supplies: Bigger is No Longer Better

April 3, 2017

The tiny home movement is expected to see continued growth this year, especially in RV parks and as accessory buildings. One Oklahoma designer decided to get ahead of the trend by starting her own construction company, called Tiny Homes of Oklahoma....

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3 Trends in Downsizing

April 3, 2017

Many new products in the home improvement industry are less about innovation and more about redesigning items into compact, portable or miniaturized versions for modern lifestyles. The resizing of products crosses many categories but, because of...

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Teacup Succulents

March 28, 2017

Succulents are the hot new houseplants for 2017. Retailers with houseware or giftware categories who are stuck with slightly damaged, odd or slow-moving mugs or teacups can now repurpose those items into the perfect pots for popular succulents. A...

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Chill Packs Keep Drinks Cold on Hot Days

March 28, 2017

On a hot day, nothing is better than a cold beverage, but canned and bottled drinks can turn warm quickly. Koozies help insulate against heat infiltration, but sometimes they need help in maintaining optimum drinking temperatures. The Chill Puck...

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3 Pet Training Categories

March 28, 2017

Whether eliminating a bad habit or preparing for outdoor sporting activities, having the right products can make the process of training pets easier, and more enjoyable for both pet and owner. Collars. Training collars come in a variety of...

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New Mixer Attachment

March 28, 2017

Mixing 5-gallon buckets of paint is not an easy task. Unlike smaller gallon cans that can be shaken by hand on-site, a tool must be utilized to make certain paint is still blended after sitting in wait for use. HYDE® Tools Inc. has developed a...

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Milling Attachments for Home Flour Grinding

March 28, 2017

Joining the artisan food movement is a growing interest in at-home grain milling. Initially starting with chefs and bakers as part of the farm-to-table movement, the trend of home milling has bled over into the consumer market, especially among...

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Headlines: March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

18.4 billion, The dollar amount consumers are expected to spend on Easter this year, up 6 percent from 2016. 2, The number of Tango-based apps Lowe’s now offers, with the newest app aiding shoppers in navigating Lowe’s stores.  80, The...

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