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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                     September 28, 2020

Ring Delivers the Future of Whole-Home Security
Ring Always Home Cam gives homeowners a variety of viewpoints throughout their home without having to purchase multiple cameras. Users can check if the oven was left on, the doors are locked, or the curling iron…
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3 Ways to Win Customers This Holiday Season
Since brick-and-mortar stores are now open, the challenge is to get customers to shop during what is traditionally the busiest sales season of the year. That’s not going to be easy since the game plan is constantly…
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H.I.R.’s inaugural virtual event is open!

Be sure to visit the virtual presence of our vendors by clicking on their link below. When you’ve finished visiting with them, “wander around” the rest of the event and explore other vendors!
Cutting Edge Products        Elkhart      Fluid Management
Imperial Blade/Stiletto  K-Co Innovations      Kraft Tool Company
The Original Garden Broom    Plylox Hurricane Window Clips Rescue Pest Control
Screw It Again      Sloggers Footwear        Star brite
Sunnyside Twist and Seal  

Increase Transactions with Employee Training
It’s only natural that employees don’t want to talk about or sell products that are unfamiliar to them. In many cases that’s the reason customers who come in to purchase a faucet, only leave with a faucet. They may also…
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Raising the Bar on Customer Service
Everyone’s heard the buzz about cash-free stores, but how relevant are they to hardware store owners and owner-operated home improvement businesses. Amazon launched it’s first brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon…
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Williams Sonoma Home Launches Collection with The House of Scalamandre
The expansion of the exclusive collection for Williams Sonoma Home, will add new bedding and pillow designs to the current assortment, which launched earlier this year and features the signature The House of…
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NRF Foundation announces next generation scholarship finalists
This scholarship opportunity was created for students of various academic backgrounds who have demonstrated leadership skills, previous retail experience and a passion for making an impact. Since its…
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Landlords and Retail Tenants Compromise to Emerge Stronger Post-COVID-19
“We started to see some encouraging signs for the retail industry with June’s positive sales growth and within the backdrop of a gradually reopening economy,” said David French, NRF’s Senior Vice President of…
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Lowe’s Launches Contactless Pickup Lockers Nationwide
As shopping preferences shifted during the pandemic, Lowe’s accelerated the migration of Lowes.com to the cloud and rolled out curbside pickup to support sustained online growth. With the demand for contactless…
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Visa Helps Prepare Small Businesses for the Holiday Buying Season
“Educational resources and community support are fundamental building blocks that will help small businesses get back to not only surviving, but thriving,” said Kevin Phalen, global head of business solutions,…
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Suppliers Re-imagine the Next Generation of Trade Shows
The pandemic’s social impact will completely alter the way this industry holds trade shows and conventions in the future. Our buying behavior and how customers interact with products and process information in the…
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