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NRHA at the Independent Home Improvement Show


The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will host not one, but two events during the first two days of the all new Independent Home Improvement Show – Powered by NHS, which will be co-located with the Independent Garden Center …

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Taking the Stress Out of Grilling

pellet grill

Right now, pellet grilling is hot in North America, and it’s growing quickly. Most consumers love the convenience and the smoky flavor you get when cooking food with real wood. When Broil King introduced our new Pellet Smoker & Grill …

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The Power of Pressure

pressure washer

Surface preparation is an essential first step in any paint or stain project because the finish will only be as stable as the surface beneath it. The power of a pressure washer can help. Pressure washers offer an efficient and …

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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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