National Hardware Show Industry Edge

National Hardware Show Industry Edge

Remodeling with Multi-generational Families in Mind

February 10, 2016

According to the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University, home remodeling should continue to grow in 2016. Read More >>

New Trends in Kitchen Backsplashes

February 3, 2016

As the economy continues to move in a positive direction, consumer spending on home remodels is expected to increase. Read More >>

Consumers Have Their Eyes on the Skies with Drones

January 27, 2016

A September 2015 article at reported that personal drone sales for the holiday season were projected to top over 1 million units. And while the numbers aren’t in at this time, it is safe to say that 2015 could prove to be the Year of the Drone. Read More >>

Green Still on Trend in Building

January 20, 2016

Consumer interest in sustainable products has been growing, including in the areas of home construction and building products. Increasingly, environmentally conscious and savvy consumers have been seeking out green homes—those that meet resource-efficiency and waste-reduction standards. Read More >>

Space Age Design to Improve Quality of Life

January 13, 2016

Product design has often reflected the social and economic climate of the times. Yet instead of being a reflection of the outside world, one company seeks to drive change in order to improve the lives of consumers. Read More >>

Big Sky Dreaming: Innovations in Hardware

January 6, 2016

Over the past several years, alternatives in financing have created a boon of new products. Crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are bringing together inventors and investors to bring innovative products to the market faster than ever. Read More >>

Accenting Walls with Hardwood

December 23, 2015

Wood flooring has had a long-standing popularity, but it isn’t just for floors anymore. A trend that has emerged over the last few years is the use of natural materials to create accent walls; wood flooring is part of this trend, and the finished results can be stunning. Read More >>

Special Report: Become the Headquarters for Disaster Readiness & Recovery

December 16, 2015

Tornados, snowstorms, hurricanes, and floods cause billions of dollars in damage every year and can displace residents from their homes or interrupt critical utility services. Retailers play a vital role in supporting their communities before, during and after bad weather events. Read More >>

The Future of Farming Could be All Wet

December 9, 2015

A recent issue of Popular Science magazine discussed how changes in both the environment and technology have led to innovative trends in food production. Read More >>

Bathroom Trends for 2016

December 2, 2015

Home remodeling will continue to see growth throughout 2016 and one area consumers are always looking to update is the bathroom. Read More >>

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 >>