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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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Matte Black Takeover

There are few areas of the home that haven’t been touched by the color black. From windows and flooring to appliances and lighting, designers and manufacturers have included black options in every accent and focus piece available for the home. …

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Further Growth Predicted for Home Improvement Market

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Low unemployment, solid existing home sales and growth in product sales in 2018 are among the reasons the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) projects continued sales increases for products in the U.S. home improvement industry.  The consumer market for home …

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Help Customers With These Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day isn’t just a day of remembrance and the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a well-known weekend for outdoor events, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and, most importantly to independent retailers, home projects. Whether it’s sprucing up an entertainment space …

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Interacting With a Smart Home

In 2019, there are few products for the home—from security systems to toasters—that don’t feature some smart technology. Driven by the category’s continued growth, the 2019 National Hardware Show® introduced an Interactive Smart Home. The Show was held last week …

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Cybercrime: Know Your Risk

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If your hardware store or lumberyard has an internet connection or accepts credit cards, your business is at risk. Cybercriminals don’t just direct attacks on mega corporations; small businesses are a prime target for cybercriminals because they can be an …

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