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Award-Winning Tools

With an eye on holiday sales, retailers may want to check out these award-winning tools and accessories. They were the Best in Class winners at the 2019 National Hardware Show® and would make great additions to inventory lists. First Place: …

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Enzymes: A Game Changer for Bathrooms and Kitchens Everywhere

Enzymes seem to be everywhere these days: food, cleaning products… oh, and they’re also in our bodies. What are enzymes? Tiny organic proteins creating biological reactions. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to break down fats. Over the years, scientists …

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Change Ordinances, Grow Categories

The growing interest in urban and hobby farming can lead to growing categories for home improvement retailers as a wider variety of animals appeals to homeowners. According to Hobby Farms, the animals that are best suited for urban farming include …

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Kicking Shoe Odor to the Curb

We all have them—those horrid, sweaty, stinky shoes. We shove them in athletic bags, hide them in closets or just plain throw them out. With men owning an average of 12 pairs of shoes and women owning an average of …

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School Yourself in Industry Innovations

It’s almost time for the first annual Independent Home Improvement Show—Powered by NHS. This brand-new industry conference is happening Aug. 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Don’t miss this new opportunity to network, browse products and learn more about home …

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Get Back to School with Record-Breaking Sales

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The back-to-school category shouldn’t be monopolized by big-box stores, especially when families with school age children are planning to spend more on back-to-school supplies this year than ever before. According to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation, families …

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3 Paint Applicator Trends to Follow

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Whether a pro painter is selecting a brush for general use or a DIYer reaches for a specially tipped detail brush for a fine edge, paint customers are searching for upgraded selections across a variety of paint applicators. Independent retailers …

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Making the Most of Anchor Brands

There are often multiple factors that drive consumers to make a purchase. Sometimes price points, durability and convenience are the main motivation. Then again, sometimes pure brand recognition can secure a sale and let them show off to their friends. …

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