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What Your Merchandising Tells Your Customers

Merchandising

Merchandising has a lot to say to shoppers. It shapes their perception of your pricing, inventory position and expected level of customer service, and it can influence how much they buy. Powerful merchandising can build your average transaction size and …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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6 Resources to Help Your Holiday Prep

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Holiday decor means more than Christmas trees and twinkling lights. Get inspiration on how independent home improvement retailers across the country are putting their best foot forward setting up events and displays to encourage the holiday spirit. For more tips …

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3 Holidays to Celebrate to Boost Traffic and Community Engagement

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If you have a significant winter holiday product mix, you may see traffic pick up close to the end of the year during traditionally slower seasons. However, you don’t need to save the holiday cheer until the last quarter of …

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2020 Holiday Trends and Why You Should Be Planning Now

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Although spring is just beginning, you finished plans for tulip caretaking and birdhouse building months ago. In retail, it’s crucial to plan seasons ahead, which is why holiday decor is a large segment of many wholesaler markets in the spring.  …

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Let Creative Merchandising Enhance Outdoor Furniture

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Elevating your outdoor furniture department can be an investment that boosts sales and caters to shoppers’ increasing desire to maximize their outdoor spaces. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, outdoor living sales rose steadily in the last decade, with …

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Tips to Elevate Your Outdoor Furniture Merchandising

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Outdoor merchandising is one home improvement category that can truly be enhanced when your team is committed to enhancing your merchandising. Read how two retailers are perfecting their outdoor furniture category in the February 2020 issue of Hardware Retailing. Browse …

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Mastering Merchandising in the Clothing Department

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Rick Hoover’s family has been in the hardware business for more than 50 years, serving a small community of just over 1,200 people in northern Pennsylvania. As the clothing retail industry started shifting and malls were no longer traffic-drivers, Hoover …

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