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Hardware Stores Seeing Housewares Sales increase

Housewares sales have dropped overall in the U.S., but home improvement stores have increased market share for the category. Annual U.S. housewares expenditures slowed to 2.3-percent growth between 2013 and 2014, down from 5.9-percent growth between 2012 and 2013, according …

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Improving Your Housewares Department

Spicing up Your Housewares Department

To view this story as a PDF, click here. We’ve also compiled a collection of photos from other retailers, both inside and outside of the industry, click here to view the slide show. A Winning Recipe By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org …

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Housewares Show Highlights Color Trends

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago featured keynote speakers, innovative products and industry professionals, making it a learning experience for all. The keynote and seminar speakers focused on industry trends, colors and improving business operations. Leatrice Eiseman, executive …

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Housewares Selling Guide

Independent home improvement retailers have a natural competitive advantage against the big boxes –they are independent. This locality allows hometown hardware stores to differentiate their product mix through the incorporation of products from local vendors, something big boxes don’t normally do. The February …

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Endless Possibilities in Housewares


To download a PDF of this story click here and to download the Housewares Selling Guide visit hardwareretailing.com/housewares-localgoods.  By Sara Logel, slogel@nrha.org and Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org For many home improvement retailers, the housewares department is a great place to showcase new and exciting products, bring color …

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Finding Local Housewares is Easy

housewares video

To view the full video click here. Do you want to incorporate local products into your store but don’t know where to begin? Visiting your local farmers market or arts district are both great places to start. In this video, …

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