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What Makes an Appliance Buyer?

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According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), appliance buyers have certain characteristics and preferences. Appliances can be a competitive category, but there may be an opportunity in your community as department stores close or people …

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A Review of Appliance Trends

appliance trends

According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute, 44 percent of appliance purchases went to big-box stores when they were in the market for a new large appliance. While those sales represent a significant segment of the …

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Preview New Trends From the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

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At the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), international manufacturers showcased products featuring the latest technology and trends in the industry. As North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design, KBIS enables lesser-known manufacturers …

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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

housewares

The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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(Possibly) Surging Electrical Problems

electrical problems

Power surges can cause electrical problems and permanent damage to the broad array of electronics people use in their homes, says the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). U.S. electrical wiring best practices are changing, and built-in surge protectors are an increasing …

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4 Must-Have Elements of an Outdoor Kitchen

outdoor kitchen

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Take It Outside The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the smell of meat and vegetables cooking wafts through the air. This may seem like the scene …

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Tariffs Imposed on Solar Panels, Washing Machines

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On Jan. 22, the Trump administration announced tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines as part of the administration’s focus on “America First,” The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the article, the tariffs were imposed in an …

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Sears, Whirlpool End 101-Year Partnership

whirlpool

In an employee memo sent last week, Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will no longer sell Whirlpool products at its stores, ending a partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than a century, reports the Chicago Tribune. Effective …

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