Home Improvement Trend Report
Grilling Up Outdoor Living Profits

This is the fifth installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

Home grillers in recent years have expanded their menu beyond hamburgers, hot dogs and steak and are now comfortable grilling a variety of foods from fruits and vegetables to pizza.

Home Improvement Trend Report
Unlocking Smart Home Growth

This is the fourth installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

This year is expected to see strong growth for the smart home business as continued expansion of smart speakers, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home platform, allow more consumers to easily connect with various products around the home.

Home Improvement Trend Report
Shining The Spotlight On Invention

This is the third installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

The United Inventors Association (UIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers.

Home Improvement Trend Report
Small-Space Living: A Big Opportunity

This is the second installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

The small-space living trend has been hailed by the homewares industry as the Millennial/Baby Boomer tie that binds. One is aging into homeownership looking for starter homes and access to urban markets; the other is experiencing “empty nesting” and looking to downsize.

Home Improvement Trend Report
Woods Hardware: A 3D View Of The Future

This is the first installment of a special series, presented by the National Hardware Show, exploring key trends and developments driving the growth of housewares and home goods in the home improvement retail business.

In this installment, Matt Woods, CEO of Cincinnati-based Woods Hardware, discusses the development of a 3D e-commerce experience connecting the company’s stores and website.