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Liz Lichtenberger

Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

Evergreen Plant

The hot, humid summers of the southern United States can be rough on many plants; luckily, the Agapanthus is one such flower that can withstand southern climates while retaining its beauty and vigor throughout the seasons. The Ever Midnight is …

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Entry Mats

Greet guests with a decorative welcome mat. Designed with safety in mind with a durable, nonslip backing, these coconut coir fiber mats come in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to whimsical, that can suit almost any consumer taste. …

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Grill Cleaning Solution

Our three-step cleaning solution will keep your Broil King looking like new! Use the Grill and Casting Cleaner first to eliminate tough stains, including grease, smoke and burned-on food. Next, revitalize the stainless steel. Remove the toughest staining from your …

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3 Trends From Chicago

It’s a wrap for the first Independent Home improvement Show, which ran alongside the 2019 Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago last month. In addition to well-known keynote speakers and a convention center filled with vendors, attendees had access …

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Is Copper Cookware Worth It?

Copper cookware has been around for a long time, but it’s made a fashionable return to the spotlight in 2019, touted by French chefs and Williams-Sonoma stores. Although popularity and recognition are important to sales, it’s also important for retailers …

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Stock Tanks: Not Just for Livestock Anymore

Manufacturers as well as retailers have long sought multiple uses for single product lines in an effort to boost sales. Multi-use tools also appeal to customers who often drive inventive options with their creativity and economy. In a recent issue …

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Opportunities Abound at Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market

Retailers from all over had plenty to discover at the Orgill Dealer Market, which was held Aug. 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Across the show floor, attendees found multiple Product Showcases, a model store, U.S. and Canadian promotional areas, …

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3 Hot Spots From the Orgill Fall Dealer Market Showfloor

orgill fall dealer market

The showfloor at McCormick Place was packed today, as independent retailers from all over the world gathered for the start of Orgill’s 2019 Fall Dealer Market. Attendees explored 800,000 square feet of showfloor, discovering new products, special pricing and networking …

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