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Author Archives: Liz Lichtenberger

Lumber Store Keeps Its Ties to the Past

Scale and bins from original store

Tucked away in the back of Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, is a trip into the past. Running along the wall are bins containing every kind of bolt, washer and nut imaginable, and on a counter right next to them ... Read More »

Mural Draws Attention to Store and Community

metter mural

For a long time, the building behind Trapnell-Tomlinson Co. in Metter, Georgia, had just a blank wall on the east end that could easily be seen from a major thoroughfare for the community. Owner Pernal Franklin has long envisioned having ... Read More »

Staff Members Find Creative Way to Commemorate Anniversary Sale

Customers visiting Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio, during the store’s recent anniversary sale saw a stunning sight as soon as they walked in the door. In the store’s lobby hung a large chandelier made of more than 1,700 paper flowers, ... Read More »

New Items Board Announces New Products for Employees

When there’s a new arrival at Mark’s Ace Hardware, Camille Gibson wants to make sure everyone has a chance to see it. Gibson, general manager for the Tucson, Arizona, store, doesn’t want any new addition to her product lineup to ... Read More »

Learn from NRHA All-Industry Conference Speakers

What can you do to help your employees succeed? How can you capitalize off the trends in the home improvement industry? What can you do to set your business apart from your competitors? Two retail experts, Dr. Kit Yarrow, a ... Read More »

Ohio Retailer’s Endcaps Draw Attention

Customers at Boliantz Hardware instantly notice the endcaps around the store’s salesfloor. Typically, endcap signage gives retailers limited creativity, outside of swapping pricing for featured items. At Boliantz, however, endcaps provide much more visual interest, as well as functionality. Casey ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Executive Chairman Celebrates 55 Years

For many businesses, employee longevity is a rarity. But imagine working at a company for over 55 years, rarely missing any of the last 14,300 days of work. That’s the case for John H. Mize, executive chairman of Blish-Mize. He’s held almost ... Read More »

New Products, Services Rolled Out at Do it Best Spring Market

Do it Best

Do it Best Corp. is prepared to offer its retailers any product or service they need. This was evident at the co-op’s spring market, which was held last weekend at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event featured new ... Read More »