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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 »

U.S. Home Improvement Market Shows Growth

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Sponsored by HIRI | HIRI.org The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) has released its Home Improvement Products Market Forecast Update. The study provides updated estimates of the size and overall value of ... 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 »

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 »

10 Impulse Items Customers Crave

Impulse items—those carefully arranged and displayed products found in retail locations from office supply stores to the corner grocery—are all about maximizing those final moments of a customer’s time in your store. Whether it’s necessities like snacks and drinks or ... Read More »

Auto, RV and Marine Category Checklist

Wondering what your business needs to attract customers on the move? Following the advice of three retailers in the auto, recreational vehicle (RV) and marine category, Hardware Retailing has compiled this checklist for “must-have” products to keep these consumers supplied ... Read More »

Opportunities Abound With Consumers on the Go

  Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Want a breakdown of the “must haves” in the auto, RV and marine category? Check out our checklist for essential items for each department by clicking here. Keep it Moving ... Read More »