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Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Highlights Ways to Succeed Online

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Retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals gathered in Chicago for the third Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. Held Nov. 7-9, the event was designed to allow attendees to gain information and insights on e-commerce opportunities while also fostering new relationships through a ... Read More »

What Pro Customers Look for in a Tool Supplier

  Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Feel the Power Contractors and professional tradespeople are often in a hurry. Theirs is a business where time very much equals money, and downtime due to ... Read More »

Help Exterior Spaces Shine With Outdoor Lighting Options

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Illuminating the Outdoors Remember 2008? Homeowners were reeling from the Great Recession, and retailers were trying to figure out how they could make the most of a shrinking building ... 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 »

Snapshot of Spoga+Gafa

Click on the image above to download a PDF of the story. As the world’s leading lawn and garden show, spoga+gafa is a destination for retailers looking for new products, trends and inspiration for how to separate themselves from their ... Read More »

Top Tips for Customers Raking Leaves

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As summer winds down and temperatures drop, many of your customers may have a sense of dread as they order their pumpkin spice lattes. It’s inevitable, and for anyone with a lawn, will be an unwelcome part of their weekends ... Read More »

6 Trends On Display at the 2018 IGC Show

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Green thumbs from all over gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier to discover the latest trends in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC), which ran Aug. 14-16. Hardware Retailing editors walked the showfloor, taking notes ... Read More »

How Smart Home Technology Is Taking On the Plumbing Category

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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 »