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NHS Connects Offers Digital Resources

NHS Connects

With the postponement of the 2020 National Hardware Show to, the Show Team has created a comprehensive resource of webinars, podcasts and industry education on NHS’s new digital platform, NHS Connects. Although many of the sources are from third parties, …

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Mosquito Repellents for Pets

Pet Mosquito Repellent

Summer is upon us and so is the pesky buzz of mosquitoes and other pests. Mosquito bites can transmit diseases, including Zika, Dengue Fever and West Nile Virus. In pets, mosquitoes can transmit heartworm, West Nile Virus and Eastern equine …

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Air Purifiers: Top of Mind in Pandemic

Air Purifier

According to a recent article in Consumer Reports (CR), home air purifiers can filter indoor allergens and pollutants that can build up in a home at a much higher rate than outdoors. Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

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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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Monitoring the Market: June 2020

monitoring the market

Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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Now Open: PPE Market

nhs connects

The National Hardware Show recently launched the PPE Market as part of NHS Connects, a new digital platform. The new market is a dedicated matchmaking program specifically for retailers and distributors in need of personal protective equipment (PPE). The program …

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Portable Speakers Jazz Up Outdoor Activities

Portable Speakers

While under quarantine, people have found creative ways to socialize. One way is tailgating in empty parking lots and parks where families and friends stay in or near their vehicles, safely social distancing while chatting, cooking and enjoying music. Because …

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Creating Social Spaces

Outdoor Social Distancing

When it comes to backyards and decks, most people want private spaces with room for socializing. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, homeowners are seeing new potential for their backyard spaces to serve as spots of safety and comfort. Here are …

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