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Build Your Cyber Security Toolbox

We are in the middle of tax season—not a cause for celebration for most people. But as the National Cyber Security Alliance reminds us, cybercriminals see it as an opportunity. Though many of us have heard about tax-related phone schemes, ... Read More »

Why “Made in the USA” Matters

The National Hardware Show® understands the importance of the Made in USA category to hardware and home improvement retailers, whose customers crave products with the Made in USA seal. Every year at NHS, attendees can browse exhibits in a featured ... Read More »

Wallpaper Regains Popularity

A desire for bold geometric and floral patterns that can best be created with wallpaper are reviving an interest in the wallcovering. Art deco designs, large florals and geometric patterns are gaining popularity for use on accent walls, entryways and ... Read More »

It’s Time to Show Off Your Favorite Items

Open storage has been a growing design trend for several years, from shelving that has slowly replaced cabinets in kitchens to the almost museum-like closet displays that highlight shoe collections and more. In 2019, the concept is taken a step ... Read More »

A Can’t-Miss Event: The National Hardware Show®

Industry shows like the National Hardware Show® are a great place to get a look at the latest innovations, trends and designs. In fact, the No. 1 reason most retailers say they attend shows like this is for new products. ... Read More »

Hygge: The Art of Creating a Calm, Cozy Retreat

The Danish practice of Hygge (pronounced: HOO-ga) is defined as a feeling or moment that is cozy, charming or special and is especially popular during these dark, winter months. But how does it affect hardware retailers? For the last few ... Read More »

Art Deco Returns in 2019

Mid-century modern design has influenced furniture, cabinetry, trim, flooring, paint and many other building supplies for new and remodeled homes over the past few years (and even decades). The mid-century modern design movement was popular from about 1945 to 1975. ... Read More »

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

The international color authority is bringing the calming yet vibrant colors of the deep sea to the forefront in 2019 with the soothing coral hue and gold undertones of Pantone’s Color of the Year, which is called Living Coral (16-1546). ... Read More »