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Think Outside the Box

Although “thinking outside the box” may have become a cliché in business circles, for Jeff Baxter, a Grammy-winning guitarist turned high-level security consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, it’s a way of life. During the long hours on the …

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Stay Charged this Summer

mobile charging device

The home electronics category has expanded over the years as technology has become a staple in the American home, from an endcap once dominated by extensions cords to an expanded 6-foot section dedicated to cell phone and tablet accessories. The …

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What Can’t You Do with a Mason Jar?

mason jar

Mason jars, whether filled with lemonade or sparklers, can hold their own with hot dogs or apple pie at any summer picnic, and if you think they’ve reached their maximum usage, just take a look at Pinterest. You’ll be inundated …

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Selling Snack Foods for the Health Conscious Shopper

almonds snack aisle

Snacking isn’t just associated with junk food, and snack foods that contribute to better health are expected to continue growing in popularity. Key wellness-related reasons for eating snack foods include the “Nutritious/health benefit,” a “Healthy start to the day” and …

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See Your Store Through Your Customers’ Eyes

Pack your bags! There will be plenty for home improvement retailers to see in Chicago this summer, including several premiere co-located events. In August, the first-ever Independent Home Improvement Show—Powered by NHS, the 2019 NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference and …

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Beyond Organic

Many health issues in humans and pets, from severe problems like cancer and neurological conditions, to the less severe, such as mild asthma and skin conditions, may be associated with pesticides. These risks are driving many modern gardeners to turn …

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It’s Time for Some Backyard Fun

Homeowners have turned their backyards into their favorite spots with extended living rooms, dining rooms and backyard kitchens. Now they can set up their own Ninja Warrior courses with products from National Hardware Show® vendor B4 Adventure. The company was …

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Restoration & Recovery

Emergency Preparedness was a featured area at the 2019 National Hardware Show® and has long been a large category in the industry. Home improvement stores are go-to locations for homeowners preparing for bad weather or recovering from a disaster. The …

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