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What’s Trending in Plumbing Product Design

plumbing design trends

While the meat of a plumbing category centers on what goes in walls and under cabinets, the stars of the category are the pieces people see and use every day. Here’s a look at what is trending in plumbing products …

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Putting Pipes in Their Place

plumbing merchandising

Keeping your plumbing department organized and easy-to-shop allows your customers to get in, find what they need and be on their way quickly and efficiently. Discover how two retailers have found success in the plumbing category thanks to well-organized merchandising …

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Product Shortages Causing Builders to Raise Prices, Preorder

building materials

It’s no secret that building materials are in short supply and the price of lumber and other supplies has increased significantly. In May 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed builders in its annual Housing Market Index. Builders …

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4 Areas to Improve Your Selling Strategy

Flooring Category

Successful retailers rarely sit on the laurels of past achievements; they are always asking the question, “What can we do better?” Without continual maintenance and improvement, a business can quickly lose relevance with customers or find itself falling behind a …

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How to Create a Canning Niche in Your Housewares Department

Cornell's Canning

More than a hobby for many of Cornell’s True Value Hardware’s customers, canning is a lifestyle, a cultural tradition and a bonding opportunity for family and friends. Cornell’s is located in the New York City suburb of Eastchester, New York, …

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Cooking Up Canning Products In Your Housewares Department

canning products

Canning has seen a boom in popularity and retailers can take advantage by adding canning products to their housewares department or boosting an already existing canning niche. In the July 2021 issue of Hardware Retailing, Cornell’s True Value Hardware shared …

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Sebastopol Hardware Offers Pet Services

pet services

Known for its extensive pet department, Sebastopol Hardware in Sebastopol, California, doesn’t just sell pet products, but also offers pet services. Sebastopol Hardware has also partnered with Waggin Smiles, a local mobile teeth cleaning service for dogs and cats.  Waggin …

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Tips for Successfully Stocking Pet Products

Category Spotlight Pets

From puppies to parakeets, cats to chameleons, gerbils to goldfish, we love our pets. A look at anyone’s social media feed proves how devoted we are to our animal companions, but the numbers speak loudly as well. the American Pet …

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