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Donated Grills Make Flames for Firefighters

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Dozens of firefighters at firehouses in Tucson, Arizona, are having an easier time firing up the grill, thanks to generous donations from the team at Mark’s Ace Hardware and a national grill brand. Mark Rios, company president, his general manager …

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Become a Master Gardener to Boost Business and Knowledge

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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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Help Customers With These Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day isn’t just a day of remembrance and the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a well-known weekend for outdoor events, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and, most importantly to independent retailers, home projects. Whether it’s sprucing up an entertainment space …

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Outdoor Living Ideas for 2019

Outdoor living trends are evolving along with consumers, and independent hardware retailers must respond with updated product selections and styles to keep pace. From new furniture options to the latest in outdoor cooking appliances, the modern outdoor space is more …

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Fishing Products and Services Can Catch the Public’s Interest

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Luring Them In Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are all about the experience. Whether it’s the first rays of sunlight hitting a stream at dawn or the tug on the …

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Product Rundown: Camping and the Great Outdoors

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted takes a look at some of the latest high-tech products for customers heading into the wilderness. See if there are any products that could improve your camping and outdoor living departments. To view the video …

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10 Ways to Heat Up Sales in the Grilling Category

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Whether a retailer already has an extensive grilling category, is looking to improve upon an existing grilling category or is brand new to the category completely, sometimes all it takes is the smell of mouth-watering food to lure customers through …

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Cook Up Interest in the Grilling Category Through Events and Demos

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      Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Smoke the Competition Whether it’s showing his customers how to whip up a delicious meal on the grill or welcoming hundreds from the community to an annual …

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