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Life Cycle of a New Product

life cycle

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org How to Find and Promote Trending Items Customers walking through Ambridge Do it Best know they can find what they need to complete any project. However, they can …

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Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

Kitchen bath trends

Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are trending in design preferences for kitchens and bathrooms for 2017, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report. The report is an annual member survey compiled by the National Kitchen & Bath Association …

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Where Consumers Buy Products to Keep Baby Safe

childproofing products

Many U.S. homeowners use hidden latches to keep children out of cabinets and gates to prevent toddlers from tumbling down the stairs. But what are the top childproofing products consumers buy, and where do they purchase those items? Hardware Retailing …

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Experts Discuss How Retailers Can Sell the Childproofing Category

Childproofing Category

To view a PDF of this story, click here. To see a list of resources from childproofing experts, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bringing Home Baby When couples are expecting a baby in Dubuque, Iowa, they know they can find everything …

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Time to Remind Consumers about Fireplace Safety

As fall weather starts to roll in, it won’t be long until fireplaces and stoves will get heavy use in many parts of the country. A warm fireplace can add ambiance to a room, but it can also add a …

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How to Score Big in the Hunting Category

Hunting

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Are you looking for a consumer’s insights into the hunting category? Then read this in-depth Q&A with Bob Cutter, an avid hunter and NRHA’s vice president of sales, by clicking here. By Renee Changnon, …

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A Hunter’s Tips for Success in Sporting Goods

hunters

Deer-hunting season is an anticipated event for both new and avid hunters. In the October issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, editors spoke with three different retailers who have experience selling the hunting goods category. To learn more about what these …

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Halloween Spending Up This Year

This should be a banner year for consumer spending on Halloween, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The survey predicts total spending will reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history. That should …

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