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How Project Knowledge Leads to Power Tool Sales

Illustrated power tools

There are two common reasons a DIYer will come to you for a power tool: They are replacing one that is outdated or broken or they’re taking on a project that requires a new tool. According to data from the …

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Selling Local Goods to Support the Community

Local Makers

From ice chippers to salsa, sauces to cat toys, Chocolay Ace Hardware in Marquette, Michigan, stocks a wide variety of locally made products. The store owners know that buying local is more than just a passing trend or feel-good move …

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Compare the 2021 Colors of the Year

2021 color of the year

The start of the new year is the perfect time to turn your sights to bolstering sales in your paint department. Major paint manufacturers are gearing up to market their 2021 color of the year selections, and by exploring the …

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PPG Reports $13.8B in Fiscal Year 2020 Net Sales

ppg q4 2020

Paint manufacturer PPG has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, noting net sales of $3.8 billion in the final quarter of the year, up about two percent from the same period in 2019. PPG says selling prices …

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Products and Connections to Help You Serve Local Beekeepers

Rand Hardware

Last spring, many people rediscovered the fun and sense of accomplishment that growing a home garden can provide. The impact of those hobby gardeners was significant. A September 2020 market forecast report from IHS Markit/Home Improvement Research Institute showed significant …

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6 Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Displays

Outdoor Living

For nearly the last year, many of your consumers have been finding ways to relax, work, learn and play in their homes. With the end of winter on the horizon (pending an update from a certain groundhog), it’s time to …

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A New Look for Old Masters

Old Master New Labels

Old Masters, a division of Diamond Vogel, has updated the label design for its wiping stain and gel stain lines. The new design features a color swatch for quick color recognition and updated product messaging. Combined with the launch of …

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How the Rental Category Keeps Retailers Agile

T & M Hardware & Rental

If 2020 has offered any concrete lesson, it’s that retail can shift in the blink of an eye. For the past nine months, retailers in every sector have had to find new ways to operate safely, meet new consumer trends …

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