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The 10 Issue: Discover Quick-Hitting Operations Tips

10 issue

With a whoosh, the 10 list issue of Hardware Retailing has returned. This year, we’re exploring all sides of the independent home improvement industry with a twist. You’ll be able to fly through these 10 lists, but you’ll come away …

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Making the Most of Anchor Brands

There are often multiple factors that drive consumers to make a purchase. Sometimes price points, durability and convenience are the main motivation. Then again, sometimes pure brand recognition can secure a sale and let them show off to their friends. …

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Become a Master Gardener to Boost Business and Knowledge

master gardener

Turning a hobby into a job often means you are passionate about going to work every day. For Johnsons Home & Garden nursery associate Joan Easton, her hobby led her to find a part-time job opportunity. “I’m an avid gardener …

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3 Ways Your Business Can Support Youth Farming Clubs

youth farming

Youth farming organizations, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H, are vital for the agriculture industry and for the hardware retail businesses that supply local communities. The latest crop of kids raising hogs, sheep and cattle are the next generation of customers …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up

farm, pet and ranch customers

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Food for Thought Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up You know your customers. You know the necessities for your farmers, your ranchers and your pet owners. …

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Consumers Are Perpetually Spending More on Pets

Americans are forking out more and more cash to care for and entertain their dogs, cats and other pets. In 2015, 65 percent of U.S. households—or 79.7 million homes—owned a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. These households …

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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. …

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Consider Pets When Selling Products for Landscaping

Pet owners who are thinking about how to make their outside spaces fun and safe for their animals are dabbling in a trend called petscaping. “We’re doing what we normally do in our yards and gardens but just with additional respect toward pets’ …

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