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Whitmore Ace Gets Creative With Power Aisle Merchandising

When Whitmore Ace Hardware got a surplus buy on boxes of disposable rags, director of marketing Laurie Becker saw an opportunity to get creative with merchandising. Instead of just stacking the boxes on a regular pallet display, she challenged managers ... Read More »

Target CEO Gives 4 Tips for Retail Success

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Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Target board chairman and CEO Brian Cornell outlined what he sees as the company’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornell also presented four tips he believes are key to future retail ... Read More »

Reimagine Retail Winner Talks E-Commerce Inspiration

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For independent retailer Matt Woods, combining brick-and-mortar expertise with e-commerce innovation was truly a winning idea. After submitting his plan to the 2018 Reimagine Retail program, presented by the National Hardware Show®, Woods received $100,000 to put his idea to ... Read More »

Burger Battle Draws Hungry Crowd to Minnesota Business

Charred beef. A cold beer. Sunshine on your back. What could be better than that? Adding a little competition to heat everything up. The competitive fire is alive and well in Walker, Minnesota, where the Burger Battle is hosted by ... Read More »

Practical Store Services Retailers Should Consider

There’s a reason offering strong customer service is a common mantra for independent home improvement retailers: It’s an extremely important component of a retailer’s business when competing with big boxes and e-commerce competitors. But store services can play just as ... Read More »

Snowblower Promotion Has Customers Hoping for Snow

There’s a time in everyone’s life they’ve hoped for a big snowstorm. As a child, it gets you out of school. Another reason is if you bought a snowblower that season at Beisswenger’s Hardware and Power Equipment in New Brighton, ... Read More »

Help Customers Bundle Up With Winter Clothing

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As we get further into 2019, the winter in many areas is growing increasingly frigid. Snow storms are dumping snow across the U.S., while diving temperatures are forcing consumers to consider just how many layers of winter clothing is enough ... Read More »

Go Behind the Scenes With a Retailer Supplying the Entertainment Industry

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org. Lights, Camera, Action When Jim Robichau sits down to stream the latest Netflix show with his wife or takes her to a movie, he is often more intrigued ... Read More »