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Safer Stores in Any Season

One of the biggest liability exposures hardware retailers face is slip-and-fall litigation. When spring and summer roll around, customers looking to tackle home projects flock to stores. During the colder months, icy and wet conditions make walking paths and surfaces ... Read More »

Is There a ‘Season’ for Toilet Plunger Sales?

When we began distributing the Johnny Jolter® Professional Power Plunger, we heard from more than a few hardware dealers that there was a ‘single day’ that would always be the biggest day of the year for plunger sales.  Then, with ... Read More »

Find the Latest in Tiny Living Trends

Tiny homes have captured the imaginations of people of all ages, thanks to popular tiny living television shows and hands-on access to tiny homes at home shows and lawn and garden shows across the country. Now tiny homes will be ... Read More »

Tools for Aging DIYers

Baby boomers aren’t slowing down but, as they age, they’ll need tools to help them complete maintenance projects as well as fulfill their DIY dreams. In response, manufacturers and designers are making products that are easier to use. Power tools ... Read More »

Your Safe Driver Solution

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. job market is excellent for workers. The unemployment rate has not been this low for about half a century, and wages are rising for low-skilled workers. Yet these trends also ... Read More »

Consumers Seek to Heat and Cool More Spaces

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According to a recent study conducted by Forbes, for the first time since the 1970s, the square footage of the average American dream home is dropping. When asked which they prefer for a dream home, people across all ages and ... Read More »

The Pet Dental Care Category Expands

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Today, pet owners take better care of their fur babies than ever before, as indicated by growing trends in pet medical insurance and concierge care, as well as in the consistent growth of pet supply sales. Not surprisingly, one common ... Read More »

International Home + Housewares Show Displays New Product Possibilities

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With hardware and home improvement retailers looking for every opportunity to expand product selection and gain market share in their communities, the housewares, home supply and gift departments featured at the International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago provided ... Read More »