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2013 Trends in Builders’ Hardware

When it comes to being successful selling builders’ hardware, it is important your employees understand and embrace the category’s somewhat split personality. On one hand, builders’ hardware is one of the most dynamic, fashion-forward categories found in home improvement stores, ... Read More »

Get Paid By Taking Surveys

Hardware Retailing is looking for your opinions and will pay you for sharing them. The home improvement industry has been relying on industry research from NRHA and Hardware Retailing for more than 100 years. Now, to get even more feedback from retailing’s front ... Read More »

All Dressed Up

Jamie Luttrell, co-owner of True Value Hardware in Hebron, Neb., regularly paints designs on the store’s windows. She often features seasonal artwork, such as snowmen at Christmastime; just recently she finished a True Value mural on the side of the ... Read More »

Solar Panels Reduce Costs, Energize Sales at Maryland Hardware Store

The Hardware Store in Mardela Springs, Md., is a small rural store that offers an old-fashioned retail experience to its customers. But mixed in with the country charm is a little bit of technology. “I’ve always been very modern in ... Read More »

Puppy Love: Event Unites Community

Customers at Jared’s Ace Hardware in Bishopville, S.C., know the store is pet-friendly, but recently the store took the concept to a whole new level, bringing in llamas, donkeys, goats and more. In September, store staff worked with a local ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Shop at Woodstock Hardware

The staff at Woodstock Hardware doesn’t want its customers to forget about the store during the holidays. And what better way to help them remember than by offering a holiday catalog full of store products that would be perfect in ... Read More »

Oh Baby! Retailer Launches Unique Boutique

Most consumers head online or to toy stores when they’re looking for gifts for babies or toddlers. But the residents of Dubuque, Iowa, go to Steve’s Ace. It might seem a little odd to go to a hardware store for ... Read More »

Remodeling Business Conditions Growing

Current and future remodeling business conditions continue to show growth, according to National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data. Quarter-over-quarter increases are evident in nearly all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. Entering into the holiday ... Read More »