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2016 Cost of Doing Business

Do you operate a typical or high-profit home improvement store? Check out this video to see how Bill, a hardware store owner, goes from operating a typical hardware store to a high-profit one, earning $100,000 more in profit each year. Once you ... Read More »

Five Ways to Do More with Your Community Donations

If you’re like most independent home improvement retailers, you consider yourself to be much more than a mere purveyor of goods and services. Your store is the place where the community gathers; you share your resources to help those around ... Read More »

Partnering With Local Businesses

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we ... Read More »

Connecting With the Next Generation

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we ... Read More »

Hosting Community Events Unites the Community

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we could ... Read More »

Hot Niches in the Farm, Pet and Ranch Category

Farm, Pet and Ranch

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  Mosquito control products are hot during the summer. Here, we’ll offer some strategies for selling the mosquito control category and how you can respond to questions about Zika if and when they arise. ... Read More »

Team Building, Plus 700 Sandwiches

The rules were simple: take teams of five or six employees, provide sandwich-making supplies and give 5 minutes for rapid-fire sandwich making. Westlake Ace Hardware, which has 92 stores in seven states, came up with the game, and turned what ... Read More »

New Business Resources for Spring

Spring is a great time of the year for one huge reason—customers are starting lots of home improvement projects and keeping your store busy. To help you make this selling season even more successful, the North American Retail Hardware Association ... Read More »