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Consumers Seek to Heat and Cool More Spaces


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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Why “Made in the USA” Matters

The National Hardware Show® understands the importance of the Made in USA category to hardware and home improvement retailers, whose customers crave products with the Made in USA seal. Every year at NHS, attendees can browse exhibits in a featured …

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Wallpaper Regains Popularity

A desire for bold geometric and floral patterns that can best be created with wallpaper are reviving an interest in the wallcovering. Art deco designs, large florals and geometric patterns are gaining popularity for use on accent walls, entryways and …

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It’s Time to Show Off Your Favorite Items

Open storage has been a growing design trend for several years, from shelving that has slowly replaced cabinets in kitchens to the almost museum-like closet displays that highlight shoe collections and more. In 2019, the concept is taken a step …

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A Can’t-Miss Event: The National Hardware Show®

Industry shows like the National Hardware Show® are a great place to get a look at the latest innovations, trends and designs. In fact, the No. 1 reason most retailers say they attend shows like this is for new products. …

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