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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Creates a Buzz

Want to make a statement the day your store opens? Try finding a way to make your ribbon-cutting ceremony unique. That’s what Greg Pace, owner of Escalante Do it Best Home Center in Escalante, Utah, did when his store opened ... Read More »

Signage That Works Around the Clock

While it’s important to provide good customer service, starting with greeting each customer personally when they first enter your store, some customers don’t need ongoing help throughout their visit. However, you can still reach out to them as they shop ... Read More »

Customers Stick Around For Fun Duct Tape Contest

Shoppers buying an armload of duct tape from Weaver’s Ace Hardware might be trying to fix something around the house, but it’s just as likely that they’re getting ready to enter the store’s popular duct tape art contest. Melissa Achenbach, ... Read More »

Pinterest Inspires DIY Customers

Thanks to a little help from Pinterest, customers at Limeberry Lumber & Home Center in Corydon, Indiana, can find project ideas the moment they walk in the store. The front of the store now features a rotating Pinterest-focused endcap, which ... Read More »

Stop and Sell the Roses

Every year, a couple of weeks before Mother’s Day, the parking lot at Olde Towne Ace Hardware in Jonesborough, Tennessee, takes on a dramatic transformation. Owners David and Vickie Sell fill the lot with a sea of roses in their ... Read More »

Creative Displays Become Store Attraction

Customers at the Buchheit store in Jackson, Missouri, don’t have to search very hard to spot the elusive Sasquatch. In fact, they’ll find the legendary Bigfoot right off the main aisle guarding the gigantic copper still also on display. These ... Read More »

Bingo Activity Gets Kids Involved

It’s usually difficult to get children to stand still for very long, but Kami Underdahl managed to do it… at least for a few minutes. The children in her store were playing Floor Bingo, one of the activities she created ... Read More »

Sharing Spaces: A Win for Appliance Sales

When Mitch and Angie Althoff wanted a better solution for merchandising their large appliances, they tried creative collaboration with another local business. Appliance sales and repair have traditionally been a strong category at Althoff Hardware Hank in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. ... Read More »