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Grow Wild Bird Seed Sales with Attractive Displays

The market size for wild bird feed and feeders is $4.4 billion in the United States, according to the Wild Bird Feeding Industry’s benchmark study released this month. And it stands to grow even bigger, especially at hardware stores which ... Read More »

Bright Ideas in Selling High-Efficiency Bulbs

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Retailers have made changes in their lightbulb inventory—and in the bulbs they use in their own stores—in order to comply with federal regulations as incandescent lightbulbs are phased out and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), LED lamps and halogen bulbs ... Read More »

Ace Adds to Merchandising Team

Ace Hardware recently hired Frank Carroll as general merchandise manager. Reporting to senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and sales, John Surane, Carroll will work to advance Ace’s long-term merchandising efforts both domestically and internationally. “Frank brings with him a ... Read More »

Right on Target: Two Retailers Share Their Success Stories in the Sporting Goods Niche

Whether it be for a leisurely day of fishing or the thrill of camping and hunting wild game, these days, more and more consumers are headed outdoors to enjoy the elements. Even with the economic recession causing many sectors to ... Read More »

This Holiday Selling Season, Try a Gift Niche

As the holiday selling season approaches and many consumers are out scouting stores in search of the perfect unique gift for everyone on their gift list, consider adding a novel product niche. Determining the right gift niche for your market ... Read More »

Oh Baby! Retailer Launches Unique Boutique

Most consumers head online or to toy stores when they’re looking for gifts for babies or toddlers. But the residents of Dubuque, Iowa, go to Steve’s Ace. It might seem a little odd to go to a hardware store for ... Read More »

Retail Display Safety

It’s important to follow safety guidelines for the displays featured in your store. Retail safety and security expert Kelly Brown shares best practices for retail display safety in a handout he created for expert witness firm Robson Forensic Inc. Click ... Read More »

Selling Cold-Weather Essentials

Staying warm and being prepared for winter weather are top-of-mind for your customers as the season approaches. Encourage your customers to buy the basics early by promoting them near the front of the store with snow removal-themed endcaps stocked with ... Read More »