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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 »

Hardware Props Entertain Customers at Kendall’s Ace Hardware

Kendall and Alexandra Crosby, owners of Kendall’s Ace Hardware in St. Paul, Minnesota, view their hardware store a little like a movie set. They want to engage their customers, but they also want to entertain them. “We’ve gotten a lot ... Read More »

A Closer Look at Retailers Focused on Household Cleaning Products

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Cleaning Up in Housewares Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a spring overhaul, consumers are constantly looking for ways to keep their homes spotless. Do ... Read More »

Q&A: Cleaning Expert Shares Insights Into Housewares Niche

cleaning expert

Growing up, Melissa Maker was not a fan of cleaning. After graduating with a degree in business administration and trying her hand in the corporate world, she decided she wanted to start her own business. “I wanted to start a ... Read More »