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Making Outdoor Spaces More Sustainable


Over the past several years, more and more sustainable products, such as LED lighting and solar elements, and practices are making their way into U.S. homes. Plus, adding sustainable living options into homes and lifestyles is becoming more affordable and mainstream. This ... Read More »

NRHA’s 2016 Social Media Study

Hardware Retailing magazine’s March 2016 issue features an article focused on retailers who have high-performing social media accounts for their businesses. The story also identifies ways retailers can grow their engagement and audience on social media platforms. The full story can be found here. The North ... Read More »

Zika and Your Mosquito Control Category


Basic Mosquito Control Use this easy reference guide to refresh your employees’ knowledge about the many products that can help your customers control mosquitoes. Download the Mosquito Control Infographic and Trainer’s Notes here or visit www.nrha.org/FreeTraining to see the other training tools we offer. While ... Read More »

Are Shoppers Buying Gifts for Grads at Your Store?

American shoppers spend billions of dollars on gifts annually to celebrate new high school and college graduates and help them transition into their new seasons of life. The average person buying graduation gifts will spend more than $100 per two graduates this spring, research from the ... Read More »

Top Trends in Landscaping and Gardening


As the spring season is upon us and warmer weather is inching closer and closer, your customers are eager to get outside and enjoy their outdoor living space in a variety of ways. While planting flower gardens and getting the grill ... Read More »

Make Your Father’s Day With Gift Sales

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Have you thought about how you will attract the interest and spending of customers shopping for Father’s Day gifts? In 2015, consumers spent $13 billion on gifts for dads, according to a National Retail Federation survey. That spending is significantly less than what shoppers ... Read More »

Pay Attention to These Trends in Remodeling

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has identified five trends in home remodeling this year. Those trends are: Universal Design Homeowners are making modifications to their houses so they can live at home as they age. These home updates are intended to accommodate long-term health ... Read More »

What First-Time Homebuyers Want

First-time homebuyers may be waiting to buy houses, but that’s because they’re thinking long term, according to new research from Bank of America. The majority of new buyers are thinking about the future and wanting to skip small starter homes, looking at their ... Read More »