More Products to Boost Your End-of-Year Inventory
Despite the ongoing challenges of the last 18 months, manufacturers have forged ahead working on new innovations. Consumers and retailers alike have adapted to changing market conditions and new ways to shop and find the products they need. As winter approaches, now is the time to plan for the buying season.
Hardware Retailing’s Hot Product Preview brings some of the latest product updates to independent retailers. On the following pages, see the latest offerings from trusted manufacturers across the channel who have supported this publication through advertising. From hardline categories to outdoor living and entertaining, these products can give your operation the boost it needs to make this uncertain season the best it can be for your business.
This is just the beginning of product research opportunities this fall. See many of these manufacturers and more at the National Hardware Show Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas.
Roof Coating and Sealant
Maximum-Stretch® is a white, elastomeric, acrylic and rubberized roof coating and sealant with 650 percent elongation to resist cracking and peeling. With 88 percent light reflectivity, the bright white finish reduces surface temperatures resulting in lowered cooling costs. It is easy to apply with a brush, roller or sprayer. Maximum-Stretch is low VOC, low odor, eco-friendly and made in the U.S.
With the American Sponge Brush you can tackle every dish, pot, pan and utensil in your kitchen sink with ease. The red sponge absorbs dish soap, the white brush pulverizes tough spots and the blue pad rubs everything clean. The American Sponge Brush features Tuck and Scrub, an opening between the brush and sponge body designed to clean your utensils. It is patent pending and made in the U.S.
Sedge Stop Nutsedge Weed Killer offers exceptional season-long control of sedges and kyllingas. Powered by Vexis®, a new proprietary active ingredient from PBI‑Gordon, Sedge Stop also controls select broadleaf weeds and can be used on listed warm- and cool-season turfgrass species. The granular formulation reduces the potential for drift, and the innovative shaker allows for easy application. 2 pounds covers up to 500 square feet.
No matter what type of outdoor structure your customers are building, Simpson Strong-Tie® Outdoor Accents decorative hardware provides both design elegance and structural strength. The Mission and Avant collections offer a choice of styles, from ornate and traditional to clean and simple. Both feature an innovative hex-head washer and fastener combo with the look of a bolted connection that installs as easily as driving a screw. Whichever collection your customers choose, all Outdoor Accents connectors and fasteners are rigorously tested for strength and performance for a safe, beautiful structure that lasts.
strongtie.com or 800-999-5099
Premium Duct Tape
Iron Grip Ultra-Tough Duct Tape now features new and improved strength and adhesion for a variety of heavy-duty applications and wide ranging temperature conditions.
Intertape Polymer Group
Concrete Screw Anchors
Power Pro Concrete Screw Anchors are code-approved for fastening into concrete and masonry. A newly engineered thread design pairs wide serrated threads and mid-crossband threads for a fast and clean install. Pro-Stik Bit™ provides stability and increased productivity. Underhead micro-nibs cut a countersink into wood and they are threaded to tip for fast self-drilling into wood base materials. The exterior coating provides protection against corrosion. They are available in 3⁄16-inch, ¼-inch and 5⁄16-inch diameters for complete project coverage.
The Vacmaster Professional Beast Series™ is a powerful line of high-performance vacs designed to tackle the toughest projects at the job site, around the shop and in the garage. Each unit comes with all the attachments needed to get the job done—and when you’re finished, all the parts can fit right onto the vac for easy storage.
Cleva North America
The Fiskars® Pro IsoCore® 1.5 lb. Pick lets you take on the toughest surfaces while also helping to reduce muscle fatigue and joint pain. The patented IsoCore® Shock Control System absorbs strike shock and vibration by two times. An inseparable riveted head features a pick and mattock end for use as a hoe and will not slide down or snap off. A performance handle design fits your hand securely and comfortably with strategic texturing that helps improve grip while reducing blisters. The 14-inch handle length is ideal for detailed landscape or small space excavation.
Insert and Power Bits
Mayhew Tools introduces new made in the U.S. insert and power bit product lines. Each line offers hundreds of bits designed to accommodate a wide variety of fastener styles and sizes. Each of the bits are comprised of S2 tool steel and heat treated for enhanced strength and durability, while their precision tip profile provides precise fastener engagement. Individual packages and various POP displays available for easy selling and merchandising.
Business Management System
Paladin’s business management system is trusted by independent retailers nationwide. For over 40 years, it has been helping retail businesses run more efficiently. Paladin simplifies retail by automating ordering, tracking inventory and reporting sales quickly and accurately. It fully integrates with top specialty software to manage all aspects of your business. The mobile applications and remote capabilities simplify transactions and deliveries and let you serve customers wherever they are. Paladin is easy to implement, use and teach. It comes with 100 percent U.S.-based support, automatic updates and no hidden fees.
Phifer’s UltraVue2 Insect screen now features Water Shed Technology™. Water Shed Technology gives UltraVue2 a clear view for the life of the product by repelling water and resisting dirt and grime, making them much less likely to accumulate on the screen. Made with a durable hydrophobic coating, UltraVue2 sheds water and debris during rain storms or can simply be washed with a hose sprayer. This feature not only preserves viewing clarity, but also helps it remain cleaner longer and increases the life expectancy of the screen.
Construction Fastener Program
BuildRight is backed by over a decade of sales, created for those working on a budget that demand quality. BuildRight offers a large selection of sizes, quantities and screw types: drywall screws, framing screws, deck screws, pole barn screws, gutter screws and more. Good quality at entry-level price points makes BuildRight a top seller.
RESCUE! Spider Traps come in a decorative hard plastic shell to capture spiders and escape notice. They have a low profile and sleek design that easily tucks under furniture and other small spaces. Glue coats the top and bottom for two traps in one. Fill one side, then flip it over to use again. Spiders prefer dark cozy spaces like the RESCUE! Spider Trap, and you will prefer the dark color that hides the body count. No unsightly paper triangles, no paws stuck on the glue, no mess and no assembly. RESCUE! Spider Traps are made in the U.S.
Raised Bed Planters
Whether you’re in the country or the city, let Tarter help you show off your green thumb with our raised bed planters. Perfect for edibles and ornamentals, these planters produce twice the amount per square foot than traditional gardens. And with Tarter’s raised bed planters, you can often plant earlier and harvest later to extend the growing season. Create an instant garden anywhere—just add soil and seeds and you’re good to grow.
tarterusa.com or 800-414-2837
Instant Fabric and Leather Adhesive
Tear Mender Instant Fabric & Leather Adhesive permanently repairs rips, tears or holes in any porous fabric in as little as three minutes. This adhesive essentially eliminates the need for a needle and thread. Repairs are flexible, durable and washable. Don’t throw away torn clothing or damaged accessories, mend them. Available in 2-ounce (bottle), 2-ounce (carded), 6-ounce and 16-ounce sizes.
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