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Latest Retail Tech Trends on Display at GlobalShop Retail Conference

The future of the digital retail shopping experience and how retailers can better connect with customers on a more personal level were key topics presented this week in Las Vegas at GlobalShop, an annual trade show and conference dedicated to ... Read More »

Good Health, Home Organization Key Trends at International Home + Housewares Show

With the rebound of the economy, American consumers are looking to improve their lives and homes with a focus on healthy eating, home organization and home remodeling. These trends were front and center at the 2014 International Home and Housewares ... Read More »

The Dawn of a New Day for Independents

Messages emerging from the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, today shed light on potential changes occurring in the retail environment that could prove positive for independent home improvement retailers across the world. John Herbert, general secretary of the European ... Read More »

International Hardware Fair Opens in Cologne

Languages from around the world could be heard throughout the convention center in Cologne, Germany, as the International Hardware Fair opened the doors on its 39th annual show this morning. More than 80 percent of exhibitors will come from outside ... Read More »

Who’s Buying Houses? A Quick Look at Some Emerging Demographics

It’s an age-old tale: A new customer comes into your store and you find out he’s renting an apartment nearby. A couple of years later, he’s in the store buying paint and fixtures for his starter home. Down the road, ... Read More »

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 »