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Need More Room? These Retailers Moved Up

If you’re considering expanding your operation but the building you want isn’t the perfect fit, it may be time to think outside the box and consider going vertical. That’s what retailer Will Aubuchon, president and CEO of Aubuchon Hardware, says his ... Read More »

Photos Tell Story of Company History

Star Lumber is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. While much has changed with the business in that time, a quick look around the main showroom in Wichita, Kansas, shows store staff haven’t forgotten the past. Inside the store, signs ... Read More »

Employees Get Creative in Friendly Competition

Want to find a way to add some excitement to your store during a slower season? That’s what the staff at Woods Lumber in Independence, Kansas, did when, at the end of the summer, they came up with the idea ... Read More »

Retailer Turns Store into Temporary Art Gallery

The large wooden wrench hanging from the store’s ceiling and the vintage vacuum cleaner decorated with mosaic tiles aren’t typical decor for Highland Hardware & Bike Shop. But the Holyoke, Massachusetts, store became an offbeat art gallery from mid-September through ... Read More »

Halloween-Themed Window Is ‘Talk of the Town’

The brooms displayed horizontally like flying witches’ brooms in the window at Troup True Value make for a playful Halloween display. And the note with them is a fun play on words: “Witch Broom?” Cindy Troup, co-owner of the store in Sinton, Texas, found inspiration ... Read More »

Engage Customers With Entertainment

View a PDF of this story and download premade shoppertainment games you can implement in your store! Shoppers drive out of their way to buy lattes at Starbucks and earn their loyalty stars. They take their families to Cabela’s to marvel at the indoor ... Read More »

Hand and Power Tool Selling Guide

In Hardware Retailing‘s November issue, editors spoke with high-performing retailers in the hand and power tool category. These retailers identified best practices they implement to cater to both the professional and DIY customer base. To share these best practices with your ... Read More »

Hand and Power Tool Best Practices

Hardware Retailing editors spoke with high-performing hand and power tool retailers in its November issue. The story highlighted four different hand and power tool best practices for strengthening customer relationships and below we have provided two additional best practices. We have ... Read More »