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Small-Town Store Helps Honor Veterans

memorial day flower display

A few years ago, Jill and Jeremy Post, owners of Post’s Hardware Hank, noticed that around Memorial Day, it was difficult to find a place in town to buy flowers or ornaments to decorate the graves of veterans. The small town ... Read More »

Lumber Store Keeps Its Ties to the Past

Scale and bins from original store

Tucked away in the back of Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, is a trip into the past. Running along the wall are bins containing every kind of bolt, washer and nut imaginable, and on a counter right next to them ... Read More »

Add-On Sales Contest Encourages Higher Transactions

Add-on sales are adding up fast at Mark’s Ace Hardware. General manager Camille Gibson knows her employees play a key role in encouraging customers to make add-on purchases, which raise the average transaction size. But to keep that top of ... Read More »

Expert Perspective: Retail Is… Merchandising

merchandising

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Dustin Kaehr is a retail consultant with over 17 years of experience working with independent retailers, national retail chains and small businesses. He frequently presents seminars and training sessions throughout North ... Read More »

Drive More Sales With Stack Displays

It’s a tactic all of the big-box retailers use: stack it high and watch it fly. Bulk displays, whether in a pallet in the power aisle, in front of the store or on the floor as an extension of a ... Read More »

ND Retailer’s Collection Showcases Grill Memorabilia

Lime green, chocolate, baby blue—to see those colors on a charcoal grill, you may need to travel back in time a few decades. Or, you could visit the barbecue shop at Scheels Home and Hardware. While this Fargo, North Dakota, ... Read More »

Ohio Retailer’s Endcaps Draw Attention

Customers at Boliantz Hardware instantly notice the endcaps around the store’s salesfloor. Typically, endcap signage gives retailers limited creativity, outside of swapping pricing for featured items. At Boliantz, however, endcaps provide much more visual interest, as well as functionality. Casey ... Read More »

Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing

Decorative Plumbing

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Sink In To Plumbing Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing “When a client is ready to update their bathroom, the first thing I want them to ... Read More »