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Discovering Ganahl Lumber, Past and Present

Ganahl Lumber

When customers walk through the doors of Ganahl Lumber in Anaheim, California, they are immediately taken back to the earliest days of the family-owned business, which is still a thriving enterprise. To encourage customers to learn about the history, the entrance of the ... Read More »

Furniture Display Makes Customers Feel Welcome

Many of the customers who come in to Munger Paint & Wallcovering are homeowners looking for the perfect shade of paint or just the right pattern of wallpaper to help them redecorate a room. Thanks to some painted furniture and ... Read More »

Display Offers Products and How-To Information

Roofing, siding and insulation are some of the major projects homeowners may know they need to do around the house, but sometimes they need encouragement to get started. Caleb Wiggins, manager of the Saskatoon Co-op Home Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, ... Read More »

Repurposed Furniture Holds Store’s Merchandise

Not all store fixtures have to be expensive to be effective. For Leigh Ann Akard, some of the most eye-catching displays she has are pieces of furniture repurposed to hold merchandise. Akard uses the center section of Akard True Value ... Read More »

NRHA Abroad: Discovering an Amsterdam Hardware Store

Amsterdam Hardware Store

Because I work for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), I can’t help getting excited when I unexpectedly come across a locally owned hardware store in a foreign city. That’s true even when I’m on vacation with my family. In November, while I was living ... Read More »

Loyalty Program Keeps Customers Coming Back

One way to keep loyal customers coming back is a rewards or loyalty program. But with so many companies offering loyalty programs today, you want to make sure yours stands out. Customers at Family Farm & Home, which has more ... Read More »

2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

Back in 2002, Nickelback was No. 1 on the charts, the Anaheim Angels had just won the World Series and a little TV program called “American Idol” was taking the nation by storm. It was also in 2002 when the ... Read More »

Busy Boards Keep Kids Captivated

When Megan and Brent Melby, co-owners of Melby’s Home Center in Scandia, Kansas, wanted to get rid of some old inventory, they found a creative way to use several pieces at once: by building a busy board for kids. Busy ... Read More »