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Unique Ways Big-Box Retailers Sell Smart Home Technology

smart home technology

The June issue of Hardware Retailing takes a closer look at smart home technology as it relates to plumbing products. However, smart home technology can be found in several categories within the home improvement industry. As more consumers are adopting ... Read More »

How Smart Home Technology Is Taking On the Plumbing Category

smart plumbing

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Get in Sink With Technology Imagine the home of the future five, 10 or 20 years from now. What do you see? If your vision doesn’t include ... Read More »

LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of ... Read More »

5 Ways to Promote and Market Outdoor Power Equipment

outdoor power equipment

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Revved Up As winter melts away and spring kicks into gear, consumers eagerly dust the cobwebs off their outdoor power equipment. Before they can begin reviving their ... Read More »

Howard Brothers Annual OPE Event Attracts Pros

Georgia

Howard Brothers Outdoor Power and Hardware, a chain of hardware stores and outdoor power equipment stores in Atlanta and North Georgia, has earned its reputation over the years as the go-to source among professional landscapers. In the late 1980s, the ... Read More »

Sherwin-Williams’ Partnership With Lowe’s Gets Exclusive

Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams and Lowe’s have announced a new and exclusive collaboration. Lowe’s is becoming “the only nationwide home center to offer top-selling stain brands” from Sherwin-Williams, including Minwax, Cabot and Thompson’s WaterSeal, according to Lowe’s. The big-box chain is also going to be ... Read More »

Take Note of 2018 Color Trends

color trends

While many elements of home decor remain popular for a few years, color trends evolve and change at a rapid pace. If your business is deeply invested in the paint category, staying on top of color trends can help you ... Read More »

Prepare for Customers’ Needs in Paint and Sundries

paint and sundries

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org ‘Help Me, Help You’ A paint department can be a beautiful focal point for any home improvement retailer. For the customer, paint brings a bright, vibrant display of ... Read More »