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Retail Insights From Shoptalk 2019

shoptalk 2019

Writing for Forbes, retail analyst Greg Petro dives into a few of his key takeaways from Shoptalk, an annual retail conference that highlights industry trends, technology and business models. Artificial intelligence is getting smarter. Petro says one of the dominant ... Read More »

Robot Team Introduces Latest Creation to Hardware Store Crowd

Visitors to Jerry’s Hardware in Edina, Minnesota, in November might have thought they traveled to the future where robot assistants can aid their shopping. In reality, it was just the work of skilled high school students and an area robot ... Read More »

3 Ways Your Business Can Support Youth Farming Clubs

youth farming

Youth farming organizations, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H, are vital for the agriculture industry and for the hardware retail businesses that supply local communities. The latest crop of kids raising hogs, sheep and cattle are the next generation of customers ... Read More »

Trends at the International Home + Housewares Show

The International Home + Housewares Show spotlights new products and growing trends in the housewares category. Visit TheRedT.com/chef-chad for a video from Hardware Retailing exploring more of the small appliances trending in the housewares category. The March 2019 event in ... Read More »

Retailers Find Unique Opportunities at Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market

Orgill's Spring Dealer Market

From special Market-only pricing and Product Showcases to full-sized concept stores, retailers had many opportunities to explore ways to grow their operations at the Orgill 2019 Spring Dealer Market, which was held Feb. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center ... Read More »

Retailer Gives Gifts Out Using Social Media

At Turkstra Lumber, a business with 11 locations around Ontario, Canada, the familiar telethon got a makeover. Last October, Mitch MacLellan, social media and marketing director, and Jamie Crickmore, manager of the company’s trim and door division, sat down in ... Read More »

5 Strategies to Improve Your Email Marketing

email marketing

Building an email list is no small feat, and once you have customers on your list, you want to keep them interested in what you have to say and what you have to sell. Review the following tips to be ... Read More »

State of Independents Conference Explores Innovative Retail Strategies

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Growth on the Horizon The home improvement sector is outstripping the growth of the overall retail industry—and independent retailers are finding creative and ambitious strategies to fight off ... Read More »