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Panel of Retailers Picks Favorites for 2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards

2022 Retailers' Choice

From bee houses to paint strippers, the 56th Retailers’ Choice Awards honored 32 new products as part of the National Hardware Show and NHPA All-Industry Conference. Six independent home improvement retailers made up the judging panel for the 2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards, …

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2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards Winners

Retailers' Choice Awards logo

For the past 56 years, the Retailers’ Choice Awards have brought insights from independent retailers on the best products on display at the National Hardware Show. The Retailers’ Choice Awards differ from most award programs in that they rely on …

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A Roadmap for the Automotive Category

Scotty's True Value storefront

There are numerous niche categories to invest in to differentiate your business or fill a need in your community. Automotive is one such category that can bring your operation closer to being a one-stop shop and enhance your ability to …

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3 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Living Department

4 throw pillows - outdoor living

With a 7,000-square-foot showroom dedicated to outdoor living products, Seashore Ace Home & Outdoor Living is a go-to store for outdoor furniture, accessories, grills and more. Located on the Jersey Shore in the small borough of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, …

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How DIYers Are Handling Product Shortages

product shortages

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) recently partnered with The Farnsworth Group to track sentiments among homeowners in the midst of continuing supply chain issues, increasing prices and product shortages.  The survey included homeowners who choose to complete projects themselves …

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spoga+gafa 2022 to Host Interior Design Pop-Up Event 

spoga+gafa pop-up event

In an effort to serve the interior design industry, spoga+gafa 2022 will include a unique pop-up event, Home Meets spoga+gafa. Members of the interior design industry can attend spoga+gafa 2022 from June 19-21, and along with taking part in the …

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Preventing Pesky Pests With Animal Traps Rentals

animal traps

Customers at Beisswenger’s in New Brighton, Minnesota, have access to an unusual but necessary product for rent—live animal traps. The store rents live traps for a more humane trapping and removal process for mice, voles, chipmunks, rats, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, …

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Report Finds Consumers Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Goods

sustainable goods

First Insight and Wharton Baker Retailing Center found that consumers are willing to pay for more sustainable goods, surprising many retail executives. The report revealed that a knowledge gap exists between what consumers actually want and what retailers presume they …

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