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Tools for Aging DIYers

Baby boomers aren’t slowing down but, as they age, they’ll need tools to help them complete maintenance projects as well as fulfill their DIY dreams. In response, manufacturers and designers are making products that are easier to use. Power tools ... Read More »

Your Safe Driver Solution

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. job market is excellent for workers. The unemployment rate has not been this low for about half a century, and wages are rising for low-skilled workers. Yet these trends also ... Read More »

Consumers Seek to Heat and Cool More Spaces

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According to a recent study conducted by Forbes, for the first time since the 1970s, the square footage of the average American dream home is dropping. When asked which they prefer for a dream home, people across all ages and ... Read More »

The Pet Dental Care Category Expands

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Today, pet owners take better care of their fur babies than ever before, as indicated by growing trends in pet medical insurance and concierge care, as well as in the consistent growth of pet supply sales. Not surprisingly, one common ... Read More »

International Home + Housewares Show Displays New Product Possibilities

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With hardware and home improvement retailers looking for every opportunity to expand product selection and gain market share in their communities, the housewares, home supply and gift departments featured at the International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago provided ... Read More »

Fishing Products and Services Can Catch the Public’s Interest

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Luring Them In Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are all about the experience. Whether it’s the first rays of sunlight hitting a stream at dawn or the tug on the ... Read More »

Why “Made in the USA” Matters

The National Hardware Show® understands the importance of the Made in USA category to hardware and home improvement retailers, whose customers crave products with the Made in USA seal. Every year at NHS, attendees can browse exhibits in a featured ... Read More »

Wallpaper Regains Popularity

A desire for bold geometric and floral patterns that can best be created with wallpaper are reviving an interest in the wallcovering. Art deco designs, large florals and geometric patterns are gaining popularity for use on accent walls, entryways and ... Read More »