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Celebrating Our Pets

pet holidays

Informal pet holidays are an easy way to market your store’s pet products and connect with customers on social media and online. Hardware Retailing has compiled a list of pet holidays happening each month to get you started.  January Jan. …

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Ways to Reach Your Pet-Loving Customers

pet-loving customers

In the June 2021 issue of Hardware Retailing, retailers learned best practices for adding pet products to their stores. To complement that content, we’ve put together several online stories with tips on welcoming pets into your stores, offering pet-related services …

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Light, Bright and Smart: Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Trends for 2021

outdoor trends

While the pandemic has caused major disruptions, it’s also led to a boom in the lawn and garden industry, as consumers turned to outdoor spaces as places of sanctuary and spent money meant for travel and other activities on their …

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3 Reasons to Welcome Pets Into Your Store

Pets in store

Going beyond stocking its shelves with pet products, Strosniders Hardware has welcomed furry friends into its stores. Strosniders, which has three locations in Maryland, has allowed customers to bring pets into its locations for about 15 years, a policy that …

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4 Selling Tips for Post-Pandemic Home Improvement Projects 

Last year, the number of people engaging in home improvement projects soared, as consumers sought to pass the time and improve their living spaces while spending more time at home. This year, consumers will continue to tackle projects around the …

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PaintCare Expands Its Paint Recycling Program to Washington State

PaintCare

Residents and businesses in the state of Washington have a new option for recycling paint, with the PaintCare program now operating in that state as of April 1. PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created by the paint industry through the American …

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Solving the Paint Disposal Problem

Part of the process of cleaning up, finding a place to safely dispose of leftover paint can be a challenge for many paint customers. PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, operates paint stewardship programs in some states that …

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5 Tips for Finding a Specialty Vendor

You may have settled on a great idea for your next new niche category, but where do you source it? Oftentimes, you may need to go outside of your primary wholesaler, and the vendor you choose can make or break …

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