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U.S. Retail Sales Rise in March

The U.S. Department of Commerce says retail sales in March grew at the fastest pace since late 2017, according to an article from CNBC. In total, retail sales increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.6 percent, the strongest monthly ... Read More »

3 Ways to Eliminate Fleas

Spring is here, and parasites are loving this warmer weather as much as people are. Warmer weather brings fleas to the forefront; they can quickly infest your yard, pets and home. If you want to be flea free, you must ... Read More »

Keynote Speaker Helms to Share Changing Approach to Retail

Next month, the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) All-Industry Conference will fill the Village Stage with cutting-edge panel discussions and celebrated keynote speakers. The conference is co-located with the National Hardware Show®, which will be held May 7-9 at ... Read More »

Consumers Prefer to Buy Power Tools In-Store, Not Online

Good news for home improvement retailers: according to an article from Hardware Retailing magazine, 81 percent of power tools are purchased in-store, not online. The article recommends retailers take advantage of this important statistic by offering customers opportunities to touch the ... Read More »

Listen Up: NRHA Launches First New Podcast Series

Across industries, podcasts are becoming increasingly crucial ways of sharing information and learning from experts. From podcasts centered on the latest movies and TV, to political and comedy programs, podcasts are bringing new voices and new ideas to engaged audiences. ... Read More »

Get Complete Flea Protection

Warmer weather is here. Not only is it outdoor season—it’s also flea season! Start your flea protection from the inside, out. To ensure you’re killing all fleas, you must first treat the source—your pet. Martin’s offers a number of products ... Read More »

Kitchen Cabinets Are Becoming More Colorful

Get ready: Bolder, brighter kitchens are on their way to homes near you. The modern farmhouse style has dominated kitchen design trends for several years, but that’s about to change. Simple white cabinets accented by gray marbled countertops and white ... Read More »

Dog Harnesses vs. Traditional Collars

For years, the traditional collar and leash have been the standard for keeping dogs safe and secure but, as we learn more about pet health and proper control, new products and designs have hit the market, including the dog harness. ... Read More »