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Light, Bright and Smart: Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Trends for 2021

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While the pandemic has caused major disruptions, it’s also led to a boom in the lawn and garden industry, as consumers turned to outdoor spaces as places of sanctuary and spent money meant for travel and other activities on their …

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4 Selling Tips for Post-Pandemic Home Improvement Projects 

Last year, the number of people engaging in home improvement projects soared, as consumers sought to pass the time and improve their living spaces while spending more time at home. This year, consumers will continue to tackle projects around the …

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3 Ways to Boost Sporting Goods Sales

With numerous lakes and rivers within a 50 mile radius of Spokane, the General Store has an ideal setting to sell sporting goods. The anchor department is the Fishing Hole and Sports Shop, which covers land and water sports, for …

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6 Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Displays

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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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Flowers for All Occasions

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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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Let Creative Merchandising Enhance Outdoor Furniture

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Elevating your outdoor furniture department can be an investment that boosts sales and caters to shoppers’ increasing desire to maximize their outdoor spaces. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, outdoor living sales rose steadily in the last decade, with …

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Tips to Elevate Your Outdoor Furniture Merchandising

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Outdoor merchandising is one home improvement category that can truly be enhanced when your team is committed to enhancing your merchandising. Read how two retailers are perfecting their outdoor furniture category in the February 2020 issue of Hardware Retailing. Browse …

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Making the Most of Anchor Brands

There are often multiple factors that drive consumers to make a purchase. Sometimes price points, durability and convenience are the main motivation. Then again, sometimes pure brand recognition can secure a sale and let them show off to their friends. …

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