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Home Automation: NHS Staple

NSH Virtual Show

Yes, there’s an app for that. From home security systems and thermostats to sump pumps, smokers and power tools, many hardware and home improvement products have been updated with technology features that allow for easy monitoring and control from smart …

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Care for Cutting Boards

Cutting Board

Cutting board preferences can be as unique as the individuals purchasing them. Some consumers seek out function and utility while others prefer a design reflective of their tastes. While there are a variety of materials from which cutting boards can …

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Easy-to-Store Products

Organized Bins

Some products are necessary for a well-managed household, but sometimes those products take up more space than is available, leaving users frustrated when trying to store them. Read on to learn about a variety of products to offer that can …

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Virtual Show Announced

National Hardware Show

Access to newly launched products is the number one reason retailers attend the National Hardware Show. Although the in-person event was cancelled this year, NHS recently announced a virtual show that will take place October 12-15, giving attendees remote access …

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Propping Up Pruning Shears

Man Pruning Shrub with Shears

Most trees and shrubs require pruning as cooler weather sets in, so adding a variety of pruning shears to your inventory can give your lawn and gardening department a helpful boost. There are many different types of tools that can …

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Kitchen Appliances for New Cooks

Smart Kitchen

In 2020, people across the country started cooking more at home. 54 percent of people cooked more often than they did pre-pandemic and 46 percent baked more frequently. Many consumers filled time at home learning new recipes and cooking techniques. …

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What’s Happening at the National Hardware Show

NHS Connects

Planning an event as large as the National Hardware Show (NHS), a leading industry gathering place, requires tough decision-making in a good year. With the potential for harm to the global hardware improvement community from the pandemic, NHS has made …

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What Is Hempcrete?

A hemp plant

What is Hempcrete? The short answer: it is a biocomposite building material. However, the short answer doesn’t tell the whole story. Hemp and mortar mixes have been used as building material for hundreds of years. During the 1990s, it was …

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