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A New-Year Inspired Kitchen

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When the holiday season wraps up, consumers are ready to shop for the New Year. New Year’s resolutions will be on your customers’ minds this month. For many people, this means weight loss goals and healthy eating. To help health-conscious customers …

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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 …

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Trends Spotted at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show

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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 …

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Hardware Stores Seeing Housewares Sales increase

Housewares sales have dropped overall in the U.S., but home improvement stores have increased market share for the category. Annual U.S. housewares expenditures slowed to 2.3-percent growth between 2013 and 2014, down from 5.9-percent growth between 2012 and 2013, according …

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Improving Your Housewares Department

Spicing up Your Housewares Department

To view this story as a PDF, click here. We’ve also compiled a collection of photos from other retailers, both inside and outside of the industry, click here to view the slide show. A Winning Recipe By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org …

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Housewares Show Highlights Color Trends

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago featured keynote speakers, innovative products and industry professionals, making it a learning experience for all. The keynote and seminar speakers focused on industry trends, colors and improving business operations. Leatrice Eiseman, executive …

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Housewares Selling Guide

Independent home improvement retailers have a natural competitive advantage against the big boxes –they are independent. This locality allows hometown hardware stores to differentiate their product mix through the incorporation of products from local vendors, something big boxes don’t normally do. The February …

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Endless Possibilities in Housewares

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To download a PDF of this story click here and to download the Housewares Selling Guide visit hardwareretailing.com/housewares-localgoods.  By Sara Logel, slogel@nrha.org and Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org For many home improvement retailers, the housewares department is a great place to showcase new and exciting products, bring color …

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