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10 Business Tips You Can Learn From Baseball

Business Tips

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and fans are gathering to watch their favorite teams compete for a spot in the World Series. Baseball is full of strategy, but ... Read More »

Walmart Purchases Delivery Business

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Walmart has purchased Parcel, a delivery logistics startup that focuses on overnight and same-day last-mile delivery, Reuters reports. The Parcel purchase is Walmart’s latest acquisition, following its purchase of apparel company Bonobos in June for $310 million and e-commerce retailer Jet.com ... Read More »

10 Ways to Navigate a Family Business

family business

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many people in this industry, retail and family go hand-in-hand. While running a family business is rewarding, it is not always easy. Hardware Retailing spoke with Wayne Rivers, co-founder and president ... Read More »

10 Things Your Employees Are Dying to Tell You

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many retailers, employees are family. Even if they’re not related by blood, these are the people you spend the most time with day to day. Yet even in the most harmonious ... Read More »

10 Lessons I Learned While Traveling

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. From August 2016 to July 2017, I lived in, worked remotely from and explored 10 countries and 12 cities with 70 people through a program called Remote Year. At the beginning of ... Read More »

10 Reasons My Wife Drives 115 Miles to IKEA

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. As a writer for Hardware Retailing, I’m constantly on the lookout for retailers who do a great job merchandising their wares and providing outstanding customer service. So when I discovered that my ... Read More »

You Won’t Be Competing With Walmart for Holiday Hires

Walmart Holiday Employee

If you’re hiring extra help to staff your retail store during the winter holidays, you won’t be competing for temporary hires with Walmart this year. “Wal-Mart is redefining the holiday hiring scene, at least for its huge operation of more ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Increase Transaction Size

When you think about boosting your transaction size, it’s easy to think first about bringing more impulse items into your store. But increasing transaction size has to do with a combination of thorough employee training, effective merchandising and, of course, ... Read More »