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Outdoor Adventure Writer Offers Advice, Recommends Camping Gear to Sell

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In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we spoke to three retailers who have excelled in the camping niche. To dig deeper into the niche, we spoke to Cliff Jacobson, an outdoor adventure writer and wilderness guide, for insights on ... Read More »

Delicious Recipes to Try Cooking While Camping

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Growing up in Connecticut, Emma Frisch spent more time outdoors with her siblings than watching television. When she wasn’t playing outside, she could be found helping ... Read More »

Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. ... Read More »

Creating a Space to Let Children Play

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Mills County General Store and Ace Hardware is a mainstay in Goldthwaite, Texas, a town of about 1,800 people in the center of the state. Austin is the closest big city, just more than 100 miles south. Because it’s remote, ... Read More »

How Retailers Can Bring Solutions to the Garage

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Garages were added to homes in the 1920s and 1930s as vehicle ownership became more common. In the early years, the sole purpose of a garage ... Read More »

Unique Ways Big-Box Retailers Sell Smart Home Technology

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The June issue of Hardware Retailing takes a closer look at smart home technology as it relates to plumbing products. However, smart home technology can be found in several categories within the home improvement industry. As more consumers are adopting ... Read More »

How Smart Home Technology Is Taking On the Plumbing Category

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Get in Sink With Technology Imagine the home of the future five, 10 or 20 years from now. What do you see? If your vision doesn’t include ... Read More »

LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of ... Read More »