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Six Ways to Sell More Plumbing

To keep customers coming back to shop your plumbing category, you know you need to have a fully stocked department and knowledgeable employees. But that’s not the sum total of what it takes to run a successful department. Successful retailers …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up

farm, pet and ranch customers

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Food for Thought Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up You know your customers. You know the necessities for your farmers, your ranchers and your pet owners. …

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TreeHouse Shines Light on Solar Solutions

TreeHouse

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org A Brighter Future For a rising number of today’s consumers, updating their homes means more than just improving the look and feel of their living spaces. Painting …

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Q&A: The Solar Energy Industries Association Expert Shares Retail Insights

Solar Energy

Utilizing solar energy is growing in popularity for many companies in their operations and consumers in their homes. As a retailer, whether you decide to incorporate solar technology into your operations or as a project to sell in the future, it’s …

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Trends on Display at the 2017 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo

Energy efficiency, smart technologies and more accessory options for the grill were some of the trends on display at the 2017 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue (HPB) Expo, held in Atlanta March 2-4. The Expo drew 6,800 attendees from around North …

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One Retailer’s Fast Climb to the Top of the Local Paint Market

Village Ace Hardware

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Stroke of Genius Seven years ago, few, if any, painters would have considered Village Ace Hardware a destination for their projects. The 100-square-feet the store had dedicated to …

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5 Ways Munger Paint & Wallcovering Keeps Customers Coming Back

Munger Paint

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org How to Earn the Paint Sale Curt Munger knows that just being a retailer with a specialty paint store doesn’t mean he will get a flood of customers. …

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How to Be a Destination for the Homebrewing Community

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Tapping Into a New Niche A walk into the aptly named Brewer’s True Value Hardware reveals an experience and some niche products most home improvement stores don’t offer. …

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