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September 9, 2013

In This Issue:    Latest News,    Featured Products,    Management Tips

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Love for Retail Leads to Dream Job for Georgia Retailer

Many retailers remember the moment they decided to open a hardware store. In the first of an ongoing series of posts for, Georgia retailer and retail consultant Jay Bullock shares how he first got into the business.

Do you have any experiences or advice you'd like to share with fellow retailers? We want to hear about them! Contact Amanda Bell for more information about writing a guest post for


Latest News
Featured Products

Safety Eyewear Line

features seven distinct styles named after some of North America’s great cities and towns. Each pair of glasses has been designed... More »

String Light Hangers

can be crimped to hold the wire and easily uncrimped to remove the light string. Christmas Hooks can hold string lights on... More »

LED Light Bulb

is networked, remotely controllable and fully dimmable. The INSTEON LED Bulb is an energy-saving, 8W LED bulb that shines as... More »

Management Tips

See the Light on CFL Recycling

Disposing CFLs can be as hazardous as traditional fluorescents, and with millions sold each day, retailers who do their research can benefit from developing a recycling plan.

But more independent retail operations are starting to look into recycling for not only CFLs but batteries, printer cartridges and thermometers which contain dangerous mercury.

The first step to launching a recycling plan is to check with your distributors or vendors for suggestions or resources on safe disposal. Then browse through some of the suggestions for safe recycling below for more information and ideas.

    • Your local garbage service is one of the best places to start. See what is offered in your area by calling a customer service number located online or on your monthly statement.

    • Your local municipality is ultimately responsible for waste disposal. Try contacting sanitation services in your area. If your town doesn’t offer curbside pickup, your municipally may suggest a designated drop-off location or periodic CFL collections.

    • Go online. Visit sites like, an online clearinghouse of recycling information, and

    • There are a variety of commercial companies that provide CFL and fluorescent bulb disposal by mail. Most services will send you a handy, postage-paid plastic pail which will accommodate several CFLs. The downside is that the service is quite expensive.

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Featured Manufacturers (As Seen in the September Issue of Hardware Retailing)

Allway Tools
HTH Pool Products
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