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Hardware Props Entertain Customers at Kendall’s Ace Hardware

Kendall and Alexandra Crosby, owners of Kendall’s Ace Hardware in St. Paul, Minnesota, view their hardware store a little like a movie set. They want to engage their customers, but they also want to entertain them. “We’ve gotten a lot ... Read More »

Why Merchandising Matters

Maintaining your store’s merchandising is hard work. It requires constant attention to detail and usually a little creativity. From time to time in the pages of Hardware Retailing, we offer some of the best practices and tips for improving your ... Read More »

8 Ways You Can Build World-Class Merchandising

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Showtime for Endcaps Imagine for a moment that each of the various types of merchandising around your store have their own personalities. The regular runs of ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Expands Open Buying Days

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Do it Best Corp. is hosting two Open Buying Days in 2018 to continue enhancing the selection of potential products it offers to its member-owners from domestic and international vendors, the company announced Jan. 29. Open Buying Days will be ... Read More »

6 Questions to Ask About Your Merchandising

While we’ve all learned the best practices of merchandising at one time or another, it’s likely we let some of it slide when business gets busy. The start of a new year is a good time to reestablish those good ... Read More »

Window Displays Draw Attention to Main Street Ace Hardware

There’s a colony of PVC people living in the windows of Main Street Ace Hardware. The store, in the heart of downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, has large windows that face the street. Staff use items commonly found around the hardware ... Read More »

Terrarium Event a Hit With Customers

Creativity in small spaces is a part of every retailer’s experience, but there’s more to the skill than shifting product selections and managing backroom storage. In the search for a new workshop idea for Cole Hardware in San Francisco and ... Read More »

What Keeps The Home Depot CEO Up at Night? ‘Change’

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The Home Depot CEO Craig Menear says “the amount of change that’s happening in our business” is what keeps him awake at night in a Dec. 20 episode of the Marketplace® podcast, distributed by American Public Media®. “Being able to ... Read More »