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Let Creative Merchandising Enhance Outdoor Furniture

outdoor furniture

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

outdoor furniture merchandising

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

clothing

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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Can You Restore Order to This Display?

dump bin

The dump bin is a fairly simple concept. Grab a big container and dump a lot of product in it. NRHA’s 2016 Merchandising for Profit Study found products placed in a permanent dump bin have an 86 percent sales lift …

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Open the Door to Decorative Hardware

decorative hardware

Within the hardware and fastener category rests decorative hardware. Unlike most items in this category, decorative hardware purchases aren’t born of necessity. While a customer needs screws, bolts and nails immediately for almost any task, decorative hardware is a space …

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Can Your Team Revive This Endcap?

scary endcap

Soon (if you haven’t started already) it will be time to decorate for fall festivities. The endcap on the left is appropriate to the season. It also might give you the creeps, but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of …

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Show Off Your Niche Using the Whole Department

niche

Fun in the sun and on the water is a part of life for residents and visitors in Titusville, Florida, and the local hardware store offers extensive niche categories to meet their needs. At Titusville Ace Hardware, customers can see …

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Signage Leads Customers to Buy

signage

Clear signage can be the difference between a lost, frustrated customer and a sale. So what better way to suggest a pest control product than to put a lifelike pest right under foot? Customers in the pest control aisle at …

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