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Product Rundown: Camping and the Great Outdoors

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted takes a look at some of the latest high-tech products for customers heading into the wilderness. See if there are any products that could improve your camping and outdoor living departments. To view the video …

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Snapshot of Spoga+Gafa

Click on the image above to download a PDF of the story. As the world’s leading lawn and garden show, spoga+gafa is a destination for retailers looking for new products, trends and inspiration for how to separate themselves from their …

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Top Tips for Customers Raking Leaves

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As summer winds down and temperatures drop, many of your customers may have a sense of dread as they order their pumpkin spice lattes. It’s inevitable, and for anyone with a lawn, will be an unwelcome part of their weekends …

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6 Trends On Display at the 2018 IGC Show

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Green thumbs from all over gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier to discover the latest trends in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC), which ran Aug. 14-16. Hardware Retailing editors walked the showfloor, taking notes …

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How Smart Home Technology Is Taking On the Plumbing Category

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Get in Sink With Technology Imagine the home of the future five, 10 or 20 years from now. What do you see? If your vision doesn’t include …

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U.S. Home Improvement Market Shows Growth

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Sponsored by HIRI | HIRI.org The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) has released its Home Improvement Products Market Forecast Update. The study provides updated estimates of the size and overall value of …

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LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of …

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Take Note of 2018 Color Trends

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While many elements of home decor remain popular for a few years, color trends evolve and change at a rapid pace. If your business is deeply invested in the paint category, staying on top of color trends can help you …

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