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5 Ways to Ensure Your Consumables Are Fresh

consumables

Consumables—candy, snacks and beverages—can be a key category to boost average transaction size and enhance the customer experience. However, this category should be carefully monitored and regularly refreshed because it’s likely the only category in your store that includes products …

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Investing in Local Consumables Can Boost Add-on Sales and Customer Loyalty

Candy & Food

The National Confectioners Association recently reported that plant-based snacks like popcorn, chips, veggie straws, corn crackers, dairy-free snacks, grain-free snacks made from plants like butternut squash or cauliflower, vegan puffs, minimally processed snack bars with limited ingredients and specialty diet …

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Flowers for All Occasions

Woman at floral shop serving a customer

Proctor Ace Hardware in Neptune Beach, Florida, offers customers a variety of ways to buy flowers. They can go to the greenhouse and get live plants ready to plant in a garden or flowerpot or head over to the Floral …

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Home Gardens Are Spouting New Sales Opportunities

Home Garden

For many home improvement shoppers, stay-at-home orders amid the pandemic have offered the perfect opportunity to start or revive a home garden. With more people spending time outdoors and seeking to limit their trips to the grocery store, home gardening …

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What Makes an Appliance Buyer?

appliance buyers

According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), appliance buyers have certain characteristics and preferences. Appliances can be a competitive category, but there may be an opportunity in your community as department stores close or people …

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A Review of Appliance Trends

appliance trends

According to a recent survey from the Home Improvement Research Institute, 44 percent of appliance purchases went to big-box stores when they were in the market for a new large appliance. While those sales represent a significant segment of the …

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Pet Supplies Category Sees Sales Spike Amid COVID-19

Woman with Pet

As cities and states across the U.S. issued shelter-in-place orders for residents, one retail bright spot is the uptick in purchases made for pets, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). As consumers stocked up on essentials …

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spoga+gafa 2020: Green, Trendy and Sustainable

spoga+gafa

Once again presenting all facets of the garden theme, spoga+gafa returns to Cologne, Germany from September 6-8, 2020. Over three days, around 2,200 exhibitors from 60 countries will present their innovations and new products to the trade audience. “The fact …

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COVID-19: Its Impact on the
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Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 2 P.M. ET