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Tailgate Selling Guide

Tailgating is a growing category across the country, and almost a sport itself. In Hardware Retailing‘s April 2015 issue of the magazine, editors spoke with retailers in college towns across the country to understand how they promote their tailgating products within the community. …

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Sports Fan to Store Fanatic: Five Ways to Sell the Tailgate and Barbecue Category

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Tailgate Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/sell-tailgate.  At the beginning of the school year, students, faculty and community members in college towns across the country gear up for the return of classes and university sporting …

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Housewares Show Highlights Color Trends

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago featured keynote speakers, innovative products and industry professionals, making it a learning experience for all. The keynote and seminar speakers focused on industry trends, colors and improving business operations. Leatrice Eiseman, executive …

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Colors that Make a Statement in 2015

Summary of 2015’s Colors of the Year Each year, paint manufacturer reveal their colors of the year, creating a grand mix of contradicting color choices. Some manufacturers choose one specific color while others select a broad assortment, creating different palettes. …

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Hot or Not: Pinning Down the Paint Trends of 2015

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Paint Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/paint-trends.  With the growing popularity of do-it-yourself TV shows, Pinterest projects, YouTube videos and other social sharing sites, today’s consumers are more fashion-forward than ever—devoting more time to testing …

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Housewares Selling Guide

Independent home improvement retailers have a natural competitive advantage against the big boxes –they are independent. This locality allows hometown hardware stores to differentiate their product mix through the incorporation of products from local vendors, something big boxes don’t normally do. The February …

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Finding Local Housewares is Easy

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To view the full video click here. Do you want to incorporate local products into your store but don’t know where to begin? Visiting your local farmers market or arts district are both great places to start. In this video, …

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Endless Possibilities in Housewares

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To download a PDF of this story click here and to download the Housewares Selling Guide visit hardwareretailing.com/housewares-localgoods.  By Sara Logel, slogel@nrha.org and Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org For many home improvement retailers, the housewares department is a great place to showcase new and exciting products, bring color …

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