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The Growing Opportunity in Home Electronics

View a PDF of this story of download the online Selling Guide to share the growing opportunity in home electronics with your team!  Plug In! If you could be a fly on the wall in a neighbor’s home, what would you see? Perhaps the ... Read More »

Outdoor Living Is a Growing Category

In the September issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we gathered data from consumers, retailers and industry organizations to provide a clear view of five trends in the outdoor living category. As mentioned in the story, more consumers are expanding their ... Read More »

Retailers Benefit From Shop Local Campaigns

Consumers are paying attention to retailers’ stories and backgrounds. Before making purchasing decisions they are asking questions such as, “Is this store locally owned?” and, “Does it put money into corporate pockets or my community?” In a recent poll, Hardware Retailing ... Read More »

Drone Restrictions Quelled in California

Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have banned drone flights over private property. For companies like Amazon and Google, this is a major win because both businesses are working toward overall faster product deliveries, and hope to ... Read More »

Outdoor Cooking a Hot Topic at Spoga+Gafa

The emergence of outdoor cooking as a prominent category was clearly evident throughout the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center this week, where grills, barbecues and smokers of all sizes, styles and price points could be found. Outdoor cooking products occupied an entire hall ... Read More »

Outdoor Living Selling Guide and Resources

Outdoor living is a growing category for retailers, as more consumers are putting emphasis on their outdoor living areas. Homeowners are renovating and adding to their patios to create entertaining, eating and living spaces that add more functional square footage. To better ... Read More »

Five Trends in Outdoor Living

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Outdoor Living Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/outdoor-resources.  Light Up the Yard and Fire Up the Grill Five Trends Taking Over Outdoor Spaces The backyard has always been recognized as a spot for people to ... Read More »

Lawn and Garden Trends Spotted at IGC East

Hardware Retailing representatives, Graeme Haase and Sara Logel, attended the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC East) in Baltimore at the beginning of August. While at the show, they listened to Martha Stewart’s keynote speech, sat in on educational seminars and walked the ... Read More »