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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 »

Popular Themes at Garden Show Include Technology, Millennials, Urban Gardening

Independent garden center and home improvement retailers gathered Aug. 15-17 at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago to find products and inspiration to bring back to their businesses. Hardware Retailing staffers Chad Husted and Kelsey Truex were in attendance at ... Read More »

Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing

Decorative Plumbing

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Sink In To Plumbing Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing “When a client is ready to update their bathroom, the first thing I want them to ... Read More »

Selling to Animal Owners, Even if Pet Products Aren’t Your Niche

pet products

Millions of U.S. households own animals, and on any given day, these owners are in the market for everything from dog sweaters to pet-friendly home renovations. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly 60 percent of U.S. households own ... Read More »