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Popular Paint Projects on Pinterest

For many consumers, staying up to date on the latest trends in home design is easier than ever thanks to social sharing sites like Pinterest. In the March 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, the editorial team looked at the different …

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Consumer Perception of Brand Name and Generic Products

During the recession, many families had to tighten their budgets in a variety of ways, including buying less expensive, generic products. The lifestyle changes have had lasting effects on consumers because people have learned to price shop and found that …

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2015 Prediction: Uptick In Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation predicts that consumers will spend more money in 2015 than last year, with sales rising 4.1 percent. This expected increase would be the biggest sales uptick since 2011, the organization reports in a news release. “Already facing far fewer …

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National Data Breach Legislation Proposed

After data breaches repeatedly made headlines this past year, an American lawmaker is pushing for national legislation outlining how companies should react to hackers stealing customer information. “Data theft is a real and serious threat facing American families,” Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas says in an article from the …

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More Grooms Adding Tools To Wedding Registries

When planning their weddings, many couples head to big box retailers like Macy’s, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond to register for household items such as bed sheets, bath towels and china dishes. Nowadays, wedding registries are available online, and wish lists are …

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Millennials More Likely to Shop Local

Most reports about millennials have shown that this younger age group is delaying major purchases and life changes due to the recession and an immense amount of college debt. Most millennials are single, pay rent and spend less on items …

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Target Brings Small Stores to Big Cities


As more and more people flock toward large-metropolitan cities, big box retailers like Target don’t want to be left behind. While Target has moved on from operations in Canada, the retailer is planning on opening more of its quick-service TargetExpress stores, …

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Amazon Introduces College Campus Store at Purdue University

Amazon, a leader in e-commerce, is now planting brick-and-mortar roots at Purdue University. Amazon@Purdue is the first-ever staffed customer order pickup and drop-off location, which is housed in the Krach Leadership Center at Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus, according …

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