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Product Rundown: Kitchen and Housewares

Hardware Retailing editor Renee Changnon shows off several household items and kitchen gadgets that can help retailers expand a thriving housewares category in their stores. To view the video on YouTube, click here. Read More »

Product Rundown: Camping and the Great Outdoors

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted takes a look at some of the latest high-tech products for customers heading into the wilderness. See if there are any products that could improve your camping and outdoor living departments. To view the video ... Read More »

Illinois Lumber Company’s a-Maze-ing Journey

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When Peter Loveland heads to work, he knows he’s walking in the footsteps of family members who came before him. Loveland is the fifth generation to manage his family’s home improvement business, Maze Lumber. Founded in Peru, Illinois, in 1848 ... Read More »

Fourth-Quarter 2017 Shows Uptick for Economy

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The year 2017 ended on a positive note for the U.S. economy, with fourth-quarter results showing growth in consumer confidence and in the housing and manufacturing sectors. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which is the only leading economic indicator included ... Read More »

Hardware Manufacturer Representative Saleslink Acquires Group MW

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Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it is acquiring a similar organization, Group MW, effective April 1. Both organizations provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce ... Read More »

2018 International Hardware Fair Focuses on Digital Opportunities

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. A Global Glimpse Get a head start on your competition by visiting the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF) to see a sneak peek of upcoming products from leading manufacturers. The event ... Read More »

2018 International Hardware Fair Explores Digital Opportunities

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With just under three months before the 2018 EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF) kicks off, retailers, manufacturers and industry leaders are gearing up for a world-class showcase of the latest products and industry insights. More than 2,700 vendors will present ... Read More »

Manufacturers’ Perspective: State of the Economy

Chad Moutray is the chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers and develops forecasts for the manufacturing sector. He previously worked as the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small ... Read More »