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Retailer Hops on Train to Help Museum, Community

The community of Granby, Colorado, looks forward to the Christmas model train exhibit set up by the Grand County Railroad Club. Recently, the club secured land that will allow it to keep the display up all year, will feature a ... Read More »

3 Retail Takeaways From the HIRI 2018 Insights Conference

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At September’s HIRI 2018 Insights Conference, presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute, an informative lineup of speakers detailed economic trends and consumer preferences shaping the home improvement industry. Hardware Retailing gathered information from some of the presentations to deliver ... Read More »

A 10 List Roundup From October 2018

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Every year, Hardware Retailing editors develop more 10 list ideas than can fit in the pages of the magazine. In the October 2018 issue, five additional lists made it online to give you even more operations and trends updates. Check ... Read More »

10 Projects Young Customers Need Help With

While technology has advanced to the point where we can look up information on nearly any subject using just our phones, but ingrained knowledge and skills in home improvement projects are not nearly as prevalent in young customers. This means ... Read More »

10 Things to Never Say to a Customer

Click the image above to download a PDF of the story. Independent retailers regularly state customer service as a strength and distinguishing characteristic for their industry. While customer service is a keystone for an independent retailer to beat big-box stores ... Read More »

NRHA Launches New Inventory Management Course

Understanding your inventory is a critical component of your overall profitability, says North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) training manager and editor Jesse Carleton. If retailers don’t have an accurate, up-to-date picture of the products on their shelves, Carleton says, ... Read More »

10 Things Hardware Retailers Can Learn From Dollar Stores

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The retail industry is facing challenges, with large chain stores declaring bankruptcy or shopping malls shrinking. Amid all these changes and shifting consumer preferences, one type of retail outlet continues to grow and thrive—dollar store chains. Although independent hardware and ... Read More »

Walmart, Amazon Focus on Demand for Drivers

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As demand for speedy delivery continues to grow among consumers, retailers like Walmart and Amazon are looking for solutions to meet those needs. Both companies are approaching delivery in unique ways, with Walmart on the hunt for quality long-haul truck ... Read More »