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3 Steps to Greater Lumberyard Efficiency

A lumberyard can be a loud, chaotic place. Whether it’s builders making an emergency run for supplies or a dozen DIYers reviewing options for their latest backyard project, the space can quickly become frenetic. Lumberyard efficiency becomes even more important …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

electrical outlet

Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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4 Spaces to Explore at spoga+gafa 2019

spoga+gafa

This year’s leading international lawn and garden event is right around the corner. spoga+gafa 2019 takes place Sept. 1-3 in Cologne, Germany, and there will be nearly limitless opportunities to learn more about lawn and garden and exciting new products …

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Donated Grills Make Flames for Firefighters

grills

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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Play Hide-and-Seek in the Fairy Garden

fairy garden

If you’re looking through the plants and yard decor display at B&B Do it Center in Carmarillo, California, you might stumble across a tiny house or a miniature garden with brightly colored stepping stones. Owner Randy Collins has intermingled fairy …

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Achieving a Low-Maintenance Lawn and Garden

Lawn and Garden

To get additional insights into the customers who are seeking low-maintenance lawn and garden options and how to serve them, Hardware Retailing spoke to three retailers who operate extensive garden centers as part of their home improvement businesses. American yards …

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Become a Master Gardener to Boost Business and Knowledge

master gardener

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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Product Rundown: Convenient Painting Tools

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted shows some painting tools that can help any homeowner or DIYer make quick work of their next painting project. From brushes to magnetic paint pails, there are plenty of great products retailers can stock their …

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