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Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. …

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Creating a Space to Let Children Play

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Mills County General Store and Ace Hardware is a mainstay in Goldthwaite, Texas, a town of about 1,800 people in the center of the state. Austin is the closest big city, just more than 100 miles south. Because it’s remote, …

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Know What Your Customers Want to Create a Tailgating Destination

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Cover the Spread Its necessary, at times, to indulge in the classics. Whether it’s re-watching a favorite movie, returning to a favorite high school haunt or cooking up one of mom’s old …

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Auto, RV and Marine Category Checklist

Wondering what your business needs to attract customers on the move? Following the advice of three retailers in the auto, recreational vehicle (RV) and marine category, Hardware Retailing has compiled this checklist for “must-have” products to keep these consumers supplied …

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Opportunities Abound With Consumers on the Go

  Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Want a breakdown of the “must haves” in the auto, RV and marine category? Check out our checklist for essential items for each department by clicking here. Keep it Moving …

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Smart Home Products You Should be Selling

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If you sell smart thermostats, you’re already dabbling in the smart home category. Now may be the right time to go a little deeper. Smart home technology is going mainstream. Last year, a survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up

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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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How to Be a Destination for the Homebrewing Community

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Tapping Into a New Niche A walk into the aptly named Brewer’s True Value Hardware reveals an experience and some niche products most home improvement stores don’t offer. …

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