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Trends in Green Building

Contractors are continuing to integrate greener and more sustainable building materials and products into their building projects, striving to meet consumers’ demand for highly efficient, healthy homes. The data provided below comes from Green and Healthier Homes, a report by ... Read More »

Take a Tour: The New American Home 2016

The New American Home

Earlier this year, Hardware Retailing attended the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annual event, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) during Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas. One of the most prominent features during the IBS show is a model home ... Read More »

Ways to Succeed With Social Media (Infographic)

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Retailers’ Website Usage Questionnaire

While it is vital that retailers have a web presence so consumers can learn about the company, its location or hours, some retailers still do not have an online presence. Those retailers that do have a website, still want to ... Read More »

A 2016 Outlook on Home Improvement Product Sales

The U.S. economy continues to improve, and home improvement product sales are up — factors that should only bode well for home improvement retailers. Total home improvement product sales increased in 2015, and are expected to grow even more in 2016 and ... Read More »

Trends Spotted at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show

Trends

Retailers across several industries gathered in Chicago at the McCormick Center to check out the latest and greatest products and innovations to hit the market. Thousands of new items were on display at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show (IH+HS), which ran March ... Read More »

Making Social Media Matter

Social media is as big a part of consumers’ daily lives as TV or radio, and according to a North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) poll of 1,000 consumers, 30 percent of shoppers follow local businesses on social media. Social ... Read More »

Increasing Interest in Making Home Security Smart

Use of smart home products is constantly increasing, but what products are consumers buying and which ones do they prefer most? An online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Lowe’s indicates that security cameras are the No. 1 ... Read More »