It's the Guggenheim of Home Improvement; what McCormick Place was built for. More than 3,000 exhibitors were showing 10,000 products. And once we saw them, we realized we needed about one-third of them, as soon as possible.
Home improvement is a $300 billion retail market, and the industry grew 6% last year. Homeowners' thirst for tools and other useful stuff has not been slaked, and suppliers all over the world are battling for their share.