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Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch
Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

Rich Customers Opt for Warehouse Clubs

While warehouse clubs might be perceived to be the domain of those looking to stretch a tight budget, new research from Mintel reveals that it is not just those of lower incomes. According to Retailcustomerexperience.com, high income consumers think their …

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Retzlaff’s Hardware Mark Retzlaff Passes Away

Marcus “Mark” Retzlaff, 85, of New Ulm died July 12, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with …

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Relationships, Not Rewards, Are Key To Successful Loyalty Programs

Consumers’ overall engagement in traditional loyalty programs has declined consistently over the past four years and retailers are looking to refocus their loyalty initiatives to compete more effectively. While total loyalty program subscriptions peaked at 2.65 billion in 2012, the …

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Sears and Kmart Introduce Cross-Store Pickup

Shoppers are now able to pick up their online purchases in any Sears or Kmart location regardless of which e-com site the items were ordered. The unique online/in-store collaboration allows for the pick-up of sears.com or kmart.com orders at any …

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Could China’s Alibaba Become the Next Competitor…or Partner?

E-commerce continues to drive changes across all retail segments, and you don’t have to be an industry expert to know that Amazon is the major player in the U.S. e-commerce industry, but with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO and growth plans …

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Retail Sales, House-Hasson Market Attendance Up

House-Hasson Hardware leaders say its summer 2014 market was the best-attended market in the company’s 105-year history, with a corresponding increase in sales. A House-Hasson market typically attracts up to 2,000 people. Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson Hardware, says a …

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Peek a Boo™ Pet Latch

Peek a Boo™ is a door latch that prevents your dog from entering the room where the cat litter box is located. Preventing your dog from eating cat feces out of the litter box. When properly installed, Peek a Boo™ will …

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Home Depot One of First Retailers to Sell 3-D Printers

Home Depot announced that it will start selling 3-D printers. According to the company, it will be selling devices from MakerBot, a 3-D printer maker in 12 locations including California, Illinois and New York as part of a pilot project. “It’s …

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