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Inaugural Design & Construction Week Offers Products, Demonstrations and More

Builders, designers, architects and other attendees to Design & Construction Week have plenty to see: The first-time event, which includes the International Builders’ Show, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Window Coverings Expo, offers more than 1,500 ... Read More »

Trends, Technology on Display at House Hasson Dealer Market

Retailers networked with manufacturers and other retailers and received updated information on new products, trends and technology at the House Hasson Hardware Country Dealer Market, held Jan. 16-18 at the Opryland Resort in Nashville. Vice president of marketing David Helfenberger ... Read More »

2013 Trends in Builders’ Hardware

When it comes to being successful selling builders’ hardware, it is important your employees understand and embrace the category’s somewhat split personality. On one hand, builders’ hardware is one of the most dynamic, fashion-forward categories found in home improvement stores, ... Read More »

Survey Reports Consumers’ Home Security Habits

A recent nationwide survey reports Americans’ concerns about home security and whom they trust to keep their possessions safe. The study, conducted by third-party research firm Kelton Global and sponsored by Schlage to bring attention to October as National Crime ... Read More »

Increase Transaction Size with Home Security Products

When a customer comes in asking for a dead bolt, a well-trained employee will almost immediately start discussing the features and benefits of the locksets stocked in the store. But what if we told you that the ability to close ... Read More »

Do Brands Matter?

Anecdotal evidence might suggest that the emotional connection between consumers and product brands just isn’t as strong today as it once was. But without any cold, hard, empirical evidence to support this theory, the editors of Hardware Retailing decided to ... Read More »

Evolution of the Big Box

To watch the full video, click here. With contradicting rumors flying around about home improvement big boxes it’s hard to tell whether these mega-chains are cannibalizing themselves or gaining consumer popularity through improved customer service. It’s time to give the ... Read More »

Industry Trends with Jim Robisch

Our editors caught up with The Farnsworth Group’s Jim Robisch to learn what his company’s recent research reveals about industry trends. Read More »