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Smart Home Project Conserves California Water

A smart home built for research at a university has already conserved thousands of gallons of water. The Honda Smart Home, which is located on the University of California’s Davis campus, features energy efficient appliances, lighting and heating and cooling systems. However, …

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An Evolution: Online Shopping Holidays

For last-minute holiday gift buying and, really, all-year shopping, it’s no secret: consumers have increasingly turned to their computers and handheld devices as gateways to a global world of retailing. Following the brick-and-mortar stores, online retailers haven’t skipped out on the shopping …

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Strong Industry Growth, Big Possibilities

As seen in the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Hardware Retailing’s 2015 Market Measure, the home improvement industry experienced favorable growth in 2015, growing nearly 5 percent above 2014. This steady growth was also seen in research gathered by …

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Where Retailers Anticipate Category Growth

The spring buying season is just around the corner. Buying markets are among the best opportunities to see manufacturers’ new and innovative products and plan for category growth. In its 2015 Magazine Readership Study, Hardware Retailing asked retailers which categories they are most interested in …

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Getting a Handle on Builders’ Hardware

View a PDF of this story of download the online Selling Guide to share the new trends in builder’s hardware  with your team!  Home Design and Trends to Sell For any homeowner, remodeling or revamping the kitchen is a major undertaking. The project can take …

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2015 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2015 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. It doesn’t take an Ivy League economist to explain what happens when consumers have more money in their pockets, their homes’ …

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Additional Distributors: 2015 Market Measure

In Hardware Retailing‘s 2015 Market Measure, the magazine highlights the top four distributors in the independent home improvement industry and their 2014 financial performance. Below are additional distributors that provided Hardware Retailing with their 2014 financial information.

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Builders’ Hardware Selling Guide

Brass or nickel? Chrome or stainless steel? These are choices that homeowners consider when remodeling or updating their kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of their homes. In the December issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, editors gathered builders’ hardware trends from retailers …

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