National Hardware Show Industry Edge

2016 Lighting Trends

November 25, 2015

Good lighting is a key component of any home. It provides illumination for safety and task completion, it sets the mood for a space, and it can enhance a room’s decor. Read More >>

Special Report - Top Wish List Items for Christmas

November 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and according to the National Retail Federation (, consumer spending will be higher in 2015 than in previous years, which is terrific news for retailers. Consumers will be looking for a wide range of products to fulfill their holiday wish lists, giving retailers the opportunity to guide them to the perfect gift. Read More >>

Trends in Kitchen Features – Recycled Glass

November 11, 2015

Products that are eco-friendly and sustainable remain in high demand among consumers, and kitchen products are no exception. Read More >>

Hot Paint Colors for 2016

November 4, 2015

Reconnecting with the senses appears to be a theme among the 2016 paint lines. Soothing neutrals, pops of color, and incorporation of bright white allow the consumer to create high-impact and thoughtful environments in which to play or relax. Read More >>

Beyond Canning: Trends in Food Preservation

October 27, 2015

In the 1970s, a back-to-the-land movement gained momentum. Today, a similar movement is happening among Millennials, albeit an updated version that relies on green urban living rather than a migration to rural areas. Read More >>

Winter Comfort: Humidifiers and Space Heaters

October 20, 2015

As much as we hate to admit it, winter is right around the corner, and with it comes cold, dry air.Read More >>

Trends in Paint

October 14, 2015

Weather is not the only thing turning cold this season; paint colors have also transitioned from warm tones to cooler hues. Design experts agree that gray is the hot new neutral, replacing taupe and beiges in popularity. Read More >>

3 Products That Make Pet Engagement Easy

October 7, 2015

Convenience is a growing reason people upgrade their homes, and pet products are no exception. Read More >>

Special Report - Home Safety

October 7, 2015

Observances throughout September and October highlight critical home-safety issues that retailers can help customers avoid through strong product selection and education. Read More >>