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4 Must-Have Items to Offer in a Vehicle Safety Kit

As cold temperatures set in, it can be a real emergency to be stuck outside hoping for rescue or unable to dig your vehicle out of a bad scrape. Hardware retailers are particularly suited to offer vehicle safety products that ... Read More »

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 »

Do it Best Expands Merchandising Team

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Do it Best has named Laura Williams and Nicole Kepler to new positions within its merchandising division, effective Jan. 14, the company announced in a release. Williams will serve as merchandise manager in hand tools, and Kepler will move to ... 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 »

Fixing Stack-Out Displays

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Stack-Out Disaster Look at the photo above. Do you see anything wrong? Anything you would improve? More than likely, you have a solid idea in your head about how ... Read More »

Using Your Store’s Exterior to Get Customers Inside

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org See, Stop, and Shop The brontosaurus standing in the outdoor garden center and poking its head above Beisswenger’s Hardware has become a landmark around New Brighton, Minnesota. ... Read More »

Creative Merchandising Roundup

Often, some of the best merchandising ideas you get are those from other people. Looking at what other retailers are doing can sharpen operations at your own store.  If you’re like most retailers, you are constantly looking for ideas. Throughout ... Read More »

What Pro Customers Look for in a Tool Supplier

  Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Feel the Power Contractors and professional tradespeople are often in a hurry. Theirs is a business where time very much equals money, and downtime due to ... Read More »