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Make Your Father’s Day With Gift Sales

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Have you thought about how you will attract the interest and spending of customers shopping for Father’s Day gifts? In 2015, consumers spent $13 billion on gifts for dads, according to a National Retail Federation survey. That spending is significantly less than what shoppers ... Read More »

Pay Attention to These Trends in Remodeling

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has identified five trends in home remodeling this year. Those trends are: Universal Design Homeowners are making modifications to their houses so they can live at home as they age. These home updates are intended to accommodate long-term health ... Read More »

What First-Time Homebuyers Want

First-time homebuyers may be waiting to buy houses, but that’s because they’re thinking long term, according to new research from Bank of America. The majority of new buyers are thinking about the future and wanting to skip small starter homes, looking at their ... Read More »

Five Trends Shaping Outdoor Power Equipment Sales

One way to compete in outdoor power equipment sales is to stay on top of the emerging trends in the category. In the May 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing, we spoke with a few high-power retailers who are successful selling this category to ... Read More »

Selling to Make Your Mother’s Day

Warm weather is finally here and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Is your store prepared and stocked for this busy time for selling housewares, flowers and other gardening products? In 2015, consumers spent $21 billion on gifts for Mother’s Day, ... Read More »

Consider Pets When Selling Products for Landscaping

Pet owners who are thinking about how to make their outside spaces fun and safe for their animals are dabbling in a trend called petscaping. “We’re doing what we normally do in our yards and gardens but just with additional respect toward pets’ ... Read More »

Top Trends at Design and Construction Week

Trends at Design and Construction Week

Earlier this year, Hardware Retailing traveled to Las Vegas to discover the latest trends and innovations in the building and remodeling industry at Design and Construction Week, held Jan. 19-22. The week brought the various segments of the housing industry together, ... Read More »

LBM Trends Showcased in The New American Home

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To view a PDF of this story, click here and to see additional photos from The New American Home, click here. New House On the Block All photos Courtesy of Jeffery A. Davis Photography Every year, home design preferences shift, technology evolves and homeowners’ ... Read More »