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Is There a ‘Season’ for Toilet Plunger Sales?

When we began distributing the Johnny Jolter® Professional Power Plunger, we heard from more than a few hardware dealers that there was a ‘single day’ that would always be the biggest day of the year for plunger sales.  Then, with …

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Find the Latest in Tiny Living Trends

tiny home conference

Tiny homes have captured the imaginations of people of all ages, thanks to popular tiny living television shows and hands-on access to tiny homes at home shows and lawn and garden shows across the country. Now tiny homes will be …

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Tools for Aging DIYers

Baby boomers aren’t slowing down but, as they age, they’ll need tools to help them complete maintenance projects as well as fulfill their DIY dreams. In response, manufacturers and designers are making products that are easier to use. Power tools …

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Your Safe Driver Solution

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. job market is excellent for workers. The unemployment rate has not been this low for about half a century, and wages are rising for low-skilled workers. Yet these trends also …

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Consumers Seek to Heat and Cool More Spaces

thermostat

According to a recent study conducted by Forbes, for the first time since the 1970s, the square footage of the average American dream home is dropping. When asked which they prefer for a dream home, people across all ages and …

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The Pet Dental Care Category Expands

dog with bone

Today, pet owners take better care of their fur babies than ever before, as indicated by growing trends in pet medical insurance and concierge care, as well as in the consistent growth of pet supply sales. Not surprisingly, one common …

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Making Emergency Preparedness a Priority

emergency preparedness kit

By their very nature, hardware and lumber retailers are vital during severe weather events, providing necessary supplies that prevent and repair damage from storms. Due to an increase in extreme weather like winter storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, Emergency Preparedness and …

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Build Your Cybersecurity Toolbox

Though many of us have heard about tax-related phone schemes, not as many realize fraudsters seek to steal from taxpayers via email. In 2018, the IRS received 2,000 reports of phishing incidents seeking tax data from January through October 2018—a …

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