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Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

Hot Products – May 19, 2021

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Walmart Q1 2021 Revenue Reaches $138.3B

Walmart Q1

Big-box retailer Walmart posted its first-quarter sales, which saw the retail giant reporting $138.3 billion in total revenue, an increase of $3.7 billion, or 2.7 percent, from the same quarter last year. Walmart follows a nontraditional fiscal year, with the …

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Creating Spa Spaces in the Bathroom

Home Bathroom Spa

Over the past year, our homes have become a jack-of-all-trades—a place where we live, work, go to school, workout and even relax. While nearly any room in the house can become a relaxing sanctuary, the 2020 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study …

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6 Hand and Power Tools Every Retailer Should Sell

Hand Tools and Power Tools

While most DIYers won’t ever need a full arsenal of hand and power tools, even the least handy homeowners can benefit from keeping a few staple tools on hand. Consider merchandising these products together as a “must-have kit” to encourage …

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3 Reasons to Welcome Pets Into Your Store

Pets in store

Going beyond stocking its shelves with pet products, Strosniders Hardware has welcomed furry friends into its stores. Strosniders, which has three locations in Maryland, has allowed customers to bring pets into its locations for about 15 years, a policy that …

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Hot Products – May 5, 2021

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Creating an Outdoor Kitchen for Al Fresco Cooking

Providing another way for us to enjoy our backyards, outdoor kitchens have become a hot renovation project in the past year. The National Kitchen and Bath Association surveyed designers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and allied professionals and found that 76 percent …

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