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Q&A: The American Homebrewers Association and Retail

homebrewers

The homebrewing hobby is very popular among consumers. As a retailer, offering the products a homebrewer will need can drive a new customer base to your business. In order to best attract, educate and sell products to homebrewers in your …

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A Look Inside Sprout, A Children’s Boutique

Children's Boutique

At Steve’s Ace Home & Garden in Dubuque, Iowa, customers can find many unique items. From power tools and garden hoses to cloth diapers and child proofing products, this store has it all. Although the business began as a home and garden center, other businesses …

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How to Score Big in the Hunting Category

Hunting

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Are you looking for a consumer’s insights into the hunting category? Then read this in-depth Q&A with Bob Cutter, an avid hunter and NRHA’s vice president of sales, by clicking here. By Renee Changnon, …

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A Hunter’s Tips for Success in Sporting Goods

hunters

Deer-hunting season is an anticipated event for both new and avid hunters. In the October issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, editors spoke with three different retailers who have experience selling the hunting goods category. To learn more about what these …

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Why Smart Home Technology Needs a Place in Your Store

Smart Home Technology

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Be an Early Adopter Meet David and Liz. They just purchased a new home. They also just purchased a new smart thermostat for that home, which means they …

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8 Steps to Create a Fairy Garden

The Hardware Retailing team is always on the lookout for trends that can help retailers drive traffic. In this month’s issue, we highlight four unique niches found in the lawn and garden category, including the growing trend of putting together …

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Warm Weather, Buying Trends Drive Growth in Camping Equipment Sales

Camping Equipment

Retailers have been pulling out their camping related gear a little early this year. According to a report by global information company The NPD Group, many retailers saw a rise in camping-related equipment in what is typically a colder time …

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Home Electronics: The Niche Your Customers Are Looking For

About 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind and 3-D printers are going mainstream, reflecting the trend that more consumers are using electronic gadgets and gizmos on a daily basis. There are converters to charge smartphones …

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