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Improving Your Online Presence

Having an online presence is extremely important in today’s retail climate. If nothing else, a business website needs to provide directions to locations and business operating hours because consumers expect to find that basic information online. But besides hours and ... Read More »

Shed Transformations a Rising Trend

Many homeowners use their backyard sheds as extensions of their garage, where they stash all the lawn and garden items they can’t fit anywhere else. While some use every square inch of this space, owners leave many sheds all but abandoned and in disarray. Thanks ... Read More »

Tailgating: More Popular than the Game

Tailgating has become a sport in itself, especially at big southern universities. Avid sports lovers strive to own the best and most team-colored products around to prove they are the biggest fans. Games, food and drinks are all essential to ... Read More »

Wired for Retail: 11 In-Store Tech Trends from GlobalShop

To view a PDF version of this story, click here. To find links to videos showing how all of these technologies work visit to hardwareretailing.com/globalshop2015.  Technology has invaded nearly every aspect of consumers’ lives. Whether watching on-demand TV, browsing headlines on a ... Read More »

More to See from GlobalShop 2015

In Hardware Retailing‘s May issue, retailers were able to read about trends in technology found at this year’s GlobalShop show in Las Vegas that took place in March. Technology has become extremely important to consumers, whether it’s browsing headlines on ... Read More »

5 Niches on the Rise

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Up-and-Coming Categories Catching Consumer Interest By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org and Sara Logel slogel@nrha.org Home improvement retailing is as competitive as it’s ever been, and successful retailers are developing strong niches and establishing themselves as resources for ... Read More »

Aging-in-Place Resources

As baby boomers and older consumers look to the future, many are searching for ways to improve their safety and quality of life without leaving their lifelong homes. The May issue of Hardware Retailing magazine takes a look at the aging-in-place ... Read More »

Aging in Place Selling Guide

As more and more baby boomers reach retirement, the older population is adapting their homes so they can live safely and independently. These design elements are not just for the elderly however, as universal design is useful for all ages. In the ... Read More »