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Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

Kitchen bath trends

Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are trending in design preferences for kitchens and bathrooms for 2017, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report. The report is an annual member survey compiled by the National Kitchen & Bath Association ... Read More »

The New Era of Convenience in Store Services

Store Services

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org  The restaurant industry has been doing it for years. Customers call in or place an order online, then go to the restaurant to get their carryout dinner. The ... Read More »

2016 Market Measure

2016 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2016 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. The Ups and Downs of a Positive Year To simply state that 2016 has been a good year for home improvement ... Read More »

Let Customers Know Your Business Is a Better Investment

Local Advantages

Your customers likely understand that shopping at locally owned stores benefits the community, but why not use hard numbers to drive the point home? You have access to data specific to the independent home improvement industry, courtesy of the Home ... Read More »

Three Power Tool Trends You Should Know

power tools

To view a PDF of this story, click here. To see more photos from Acme Tools, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Tool Tech Did you ever think you’d sell a cordless table saw? What about a power drill with an app ... Read More »

China International Hardware Show Adds Enhancements

CIHS 2016

This month, more than 50,000 people will gather in Shanghai, China, to attend the China International Hardware Show (CIHS) 2016. Now in its 16th year, enhancements to the show will provide a more convenient experience for both exhibitors and visitors. CIHS 2016 will take place Oct. ... Read More »

Lowe’s and Amazon Partner on Smart Home Technology

smart home

Retail competitors Lowe’s and Amazon are joining forces to make their technology work together in smart homes. The incompatibility of different brands of devices has hindered the smart home market, but Amazon and Lowe’s are integrating their products so their brands can work together in ... Read More »

Niches in the Lawn and Garden Department

DIY Pond

More homeowners are taking an interest in adding water elements, like ponds, both inside and outside their homes. In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we cover unique products and services you can add to the lawn and garden department. To read ... Read More »