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Target Expands on Small-Format Stores

small-format stores

Target recently announced that it will continue to expand its small-format stores into urban areas and college towns. During company’s third-quarter sales conference call last week, CEO Brian Cornell says he is “increasingly confident” that the big-box retailer will open “hundreds” ... Read More »

A Look Inside Sprout, A Children’s Boutique

Children's Boutique

At Steve’s Ace Home & Garden in Dubuque, Iowa, customers can find many unique items. From power tools and garden hoses to cloth diapers and child proofing products, this store has it all. Although the business began as a home and garden center, other businesses ... Read More »

Endcaps Display A Century of History

Visitors to Wangler Ace Hardware in Fort Recovery, Ohio, may feel like they’ve stepped back in time as they walk through the store, looking at endcaps that tell the story of past generations. Wangler Ace is a fifth-generation family hardware ... Read More »

Train Display Is a Hit With Customers

When customers walk into Gladieux Do it Best Home Center, they are greeted by the usual hardlines offerings, outdoor power equipment and pet supplies—as well as one niche customers might not expect. That unique niche is a model train department, ... Read More »

Acme Tools Store Tour

George Kuhlman founded Acme Tools in 1948 as a small electric motor repair shop in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Since then, it has grown to 10 locations in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota. Acme Tools is also a leading authorized ... Read More »

How to Create First-Class Endcaps

Endcaps are some of the most valuable pieces of real estate in your store. A well-stocked, well-designed endcap can set the tone for the rest of the store. Too many retailers simply use these spaces as extensions of their regular ... Read More »

Retailer Finds Success In Selling Cornhole Sets

Like many areas in the south, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to a community of avid cornhole players who join leagues and participate in tournaments. And when players start asking where they can get a set of boards or replacement ... Read More »

Moving Displays Make Merchandising Easier

Experienced retailers should know that one of the secrets to merchandising is location. For example: Move a product from the back of the store to the front, and you’re likely to start selling more of it because more people notice ... Read More »