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Author Archives: Jesse Carleton

Core Category All-Stars

Core Category All-Stars

To view a PDF of this story, click here. A Look at Best-in-Class Merchandising Across the Store Look for the best merchandised category in your store, and you might find it’s also one of the most profitable. While many factors, ... Read More »

Merchandising Ideas from Atlanta Stores

Finding unique ways to merchandise key categories can help you call out certain products to your customers while creating a distinctive atmosphere for your store. One of the best ways to get ideas for your own store is to look ... Read More »

Trends on Display at the 2017 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo

Energy efficiency, smart technologies and more accessory options for the grill were some of the trends on display at the 2017 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue (HPB) Expo, held in Atlanta March 2-4. The Expo drew 6,800 attendees from around North ... Read More »

One Retailer’s Fast Climb to the Top of the Local Paint Market

Village Ace Hardware

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Stroke of Genius Seven years ago, few, if any, painters would have considered Village Ace Hardware a destination for their projects. The 100-square-feet the store had dedicated to ... Read More »