Hardware Retailing

SEP 2016

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | September 2016 4 Contents SEPTEMBER 2016 | VOLUME 211 | ISSUE 3 78 CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT Creating a Smart Home Door locks, light systems, thermostats and security cameras have a lot in common —particularly since their smart versions are increasingly popular among consumers. Learn about smart home product trends and how to sell them. 90 RESEARCH Consumers' Changing Habits Check out new research from market research firm Consumer Specialists about how consumers approach home improvement projects, and which shoppers are more likely to engage heavily in planning and completing those projects. Departments 06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the Web 08 . . . . . . . . . Independent Thinking 10 . . . . . . . . Taking Care of Business 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NRHA News 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trends 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Product s 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checkouts 94 . . . . . . . . . Newsmakers/Calendar 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Word On the Cover James Cabirac, owner of Kief Hardware in Louisiana, is an innovative retailer who makes an art of adding fun to his operation . He got busy in the industry as a teenager when he became a store manager at age 18 . NRHA photo by Whitney Daulton. 68 RESEARCH Are You at Risk of a Data Breach? You've heard about Home Depot and Target, but have you considered that your business might be more at risk for data breaches than the big guys are? Three experts talk about why cybercriminals target small businesses and what you can do. 54 OPERATIONS Revolutionizing Retail The latest technology could change the way you do retail. Learn how to create a smart store with the latest technology, which allows you to offer mobile payment options, streamline your training process, upgrade your security systems and more. CHAIRMAN PROFILE Down on the Bayou Meet the North American Retail Hardware Association's new board chairman, James Cabirac, who owns Kief Hardware down South in Cut Off, Louisiana. 46 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

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