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See Your Store Through Your Customers’ Eyes

There will be plenty to see in August during this year’s Independent Garden Center show, which will be held Aug. 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago and will include three other co-located events: the first-ever Independent Home Improvement Show—Powered by ... Read More »

Beyond Organic

Many health issues in humans and pets, from severe problems like cancer and neurological conditions, to the less severe, such as mild asthma and skin conditions, may be associated with pesticides. These risks are driving many modern gardeners to turn ... Read More »

It’s Time for Some Backyard Fun

Homeowners have turned their backyards into their favorite spots with extended living rooms, dining rooms and backyard kitchens. Now they can set up their own Ninja Warrior courses with products from National Hardware Show® vendor B4 Adventure. The company was ... Read More »

Join Us in August!

Last month, at the 2019 National Hardware Show®, industry speakers shared the latest in company structures, while panelists discussed the latest in retail trends. New products were on display in the Inventors Spotlight and New Product areas of the show. ... Read More »

Restoration & Recovery

Emergency Preparedness was a featured area at the 2019 National Hardware Show® and has long been a large category in the industry. Home improvement stores are go-to locations for homeowners preparing for bad weather or recovering from a disaster. The ... Read More »

Matte Black Takeover

There are few areas of the home that haven’t been touched by the color black. From windows and flooring to appliances and lighting, designers and manufacturers have included black options in every accent and focus piece available for the home. ... Read More »

Interacting With a Smart Home

In 2019, there are few products for the home—from security systems to toasters—that don’t feature some smart technology. Driven by the category’s continued growth, the 2019 National Hardware Show® introduced an Interactive Smart Home. The Show was held last week ... Read More »

Cybercrime: Know Your Risk

cyber crime

If your hardware store or lumberyard uses a laptop or accepts credit cards, your business is at risk. Cybercriminals don’t just direct attacks on mega corporations; small businesses are a prime target for cybercriminals because they can be an easy ... Read More »