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Special Reports

In search of the "Smartest Home in America": Journey reveals the opportunity — and complexity — of the smart home movement.

National Hardware Show: In 2017, it's a celebration of independents; plus more products, more innovation and guaranteed applause.

Tale of the Tape: A measuring tool doesn't need lasers to be innovative. Here are four that measure up.


From the Editor

Answers to the question: Where is the growth?


News + Analysis

Doubling Down at Ridgefield Supply: A conversation with owner Margaret Price on industry recruiting and building a better work environment for all.

NLBMDA News: The association's National Policy Agenda outlines goals, views for the future.

Orgill unveils its latest fully stocked model retail store at its spring dealer market in New Orleans.

Check out five initiatives Tractor Supply has in the works.

Product Knowledge: Sheetrock brand wallboard panel

News Map: Openings and closings

Even though the Super Bowl has passed, 84 Lumber's journey continues.



Putting the Power Back in OPE: Check out the boldest new additions to the outdoor power category.


Market Insights

Sporting goods, anyone?: Some big players are struggling. For independents, that's an opportunity.

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