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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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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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