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10 Tips for Completing an Honest Store Critique

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Store owners throughout the industry have discovered that business critiques from other independent home improvement retailers help them become better operators. Ask a fellow retailer or two to walk through your store, ... Read More »

10 Impulse Items Customers Crave

Impulse items—those carefully arranged and displayed products found in retail locations from office supply stores to the corner grocery—are all about maximizing those final moments of a customer’s time in your store. Whether it’s necessities like snacks and drinks or ... Read More »

Vintage Jukebox a Conversation Piece for Customers

jukebox

Visitors to the paint department at Charlie’s Hardware & Rental in Mosinee, Wisconsin, will find something not often found in hardware stores: a vintage jukebox. Owner Jeff Kyhos says showcasing the retro device, which he calls “a great conversation piece,” ... Read More »

Kabelin Ace Gets Creative With Engraving

laser engraver

At Kabelin Ace Hardware, customers can get a gift that is truly one of a kind. A new laser engraver allows customers to put their own messages or images on a variety of gift items, including picture frames, mugs, cutting ... Read More »

Get Ready for Fire Safety Month

Fire Prevention Week is coming soon. Do you have a plan for how you’ll use the week to promote fire safety? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) organizes Fire Prevention Week as part of its ongoing campaign to educate the public ... Read More »

NRHA Abroad: Retail Happenings Outside North America

NRHA Abroad

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Hilary Welter, hwelter@nrha.org My name is Hilary Welter, and I just finished living out of a suitcase for 12 months. Over the past year, I had the opportunity to do ... Read More »

Auto, RV and Marine Category Checklist

Wondering what your business needs to attract customers on the move? Following the advice of three retailers in the auto, recreational vehicle (RV) and marine category, Hardware Retailing has compiled this checklist for “must-have” products to keep these consumers supplied ... Read More »

Opportunities Abound With Consumers on the Go

  Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Want a breakdown of the “must haves” in the auto, RV and marine category? Check out our checklist for essential items for each department by clicking here. Keep it Moving ... Read More »