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How Prioritizing Builders Hardware Adds Up

Builders' Hardware aisle

Every home improvement operation is unique, but a few core categories unite them all. One of them is builders hardware, the various pieces used to protect and add convenience to shelves, doors, windows, locks and more. Though it’s a well-established …

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Looking for Growth Opportunities in Core Products and Niches?

product categories

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is surveying independent retailers to learn more about the growth opportunities they are finding in niche and core product categories. The retailer perspectives will provide insight that helps independent business owners evaluate their …

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10 Smart Home Products to Sell in 2019

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Still trying to understand smart devices? In a category that is still relatively new to the market and that seems to change constantly, it may be difficult to know where to start. …

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Gather Your Own Flock in the Birding Niche

birding

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bird is the Word Dorothy Martin’s backyard is a songbird’s paradise. If a cardinal or blue jay is thirsty in the winter, it can perch on a heated birdbath …

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Bird Lovers Flock to Educational Events and Quality Products

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Bird watching, also known as birding, is a pastime that has continued to grow in popularity in North America. As a retailer, you have the opportunity to serve customers interested in the hobby, providing innovative products, educational information and connecting …

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Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

camping

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. …

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Q&A: Cleaning Expert Shares Insights Into Housewares Niche

cleaning expert

Growing up, Melissa Maker was not a fan of cleaning. After graduating with a degree in business administration and trying her hand in the corporate world, she decided she wanted to start her own business. “I wanted to start a …

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Promote an Earth-Friendly Oasis for Birds, Bees, Pets and People

earth-friendly

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org E(scaping) Old Habits In the past 15 to 20 years, consumer preferences have changed, as they look for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional lawn and garden …

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