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Holiday Shopping Is Better When It’s Local

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Spread the shop local message all holiday season long with a free downloadable resources from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The 2017 Home Sweet Home Pros’ Edition from NRHA and Independent We Stand is a study that proves ... Read More »

Beyond Grass: Other Options for Lawns

Lawn design and home ownership have changed over the last few decades, altering how we think about the classic front yard and fenced in back patios of previous days. Not every home now needs a full yard of neatly cut ... Read More »

Is Your Store Ready For Spring?

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country–and where it hasn’t, it will soon. The weather is getting warmer and your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and tackle the outdoor projects they’ve been thinking about over ... Read More »

Last-Minute Shoppers Boost Holiday Sales

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Last-minute shoppers gave holiday sales a boost, possibly improving sales overall for the shopping season, according to Reuters. On trend with a good selling season, Amazon reports very strong holiday sales, with customers using Amazon Prime more than than in any other year. Amazon Prime is a paid subscription ... Read More »

3 Ways to Bring In Holiday Shoppers

There are just a few shopping days left before Christmas. Want to bring those-last minutes shoppers into your store? Here are three ideas to try: Gift Sets People love prepackaged gifts around the holidays, as they make good host gifts ... Read More »

Walmart and Target Improve Online Order Pickup

Walmart and Target are improving their online order in-store pickup processes to compete against Amazon during the busy holiday season, according to The Wall Street Journal. During a time when Amazon.com is thriving in online sales and home delivery, in-store pickup ... Read More »

Retailers Draw Crowds on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Independent retailers across the country had many things to be thankful for at the close of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping from small businesses on Small Business Saturday. These numbers are a 13 percent increase from 2015, according ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Up From 2015

Thanksgiving weekend shopping

This Thanksgiving weekend, retailers saw an increase in consumer traffic from last year. However, individual shoppers scouring for deals spent less than the year before. An estimated 154 million consumers shopped over the holiday weekend. That number is up from 151 million in 2015, according ... Read More »