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Pivotal Prevention: Retailers Share Loss Prevention Best Practices 

Theft, fraud and shrinkage can wreak havoc on a business, with the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail estimating retail crime will top $45 billion in annual losses this year. Discover how fellow hardware and paint retailers handle theft and …

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A Bright Idea: Lighting Incentives 

lighting incentives

To encourage consumers to choose energy-efficient lighting products, several states have instituted energy-efficient lighting programs, including rebate, loan and tax-incentive programs. These lighting incentives offer everything from tax breaks and rebates for installing energy-efficient lighting to exchange programs to properly …

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Sell These 5 Home Projects This Summer

home projects summer

Summer is in full swing, and your customers will be heading outside to check off their lists of exterior maintenance projects. Now is the ideal time to promote products you sell that customers need to complete these projects. Here’s a …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Merchandising Display Ideas

farm pet ranch merchandising

With more and more consumers are seeking out that “rural living” ideal, an increasing number of retailers are tailoring their assortments to meet the demands of the growing farm, pet and ranch market. Patrick Ansel opened the first Family Farm …

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4 Best Practices When Adding a New Product Category

New Product Category

Adding a new product category to your operation can be a formidable undertaking. Follow these best practices to successfully bring a new category to your store. Choose a category that compliments your hardline offerings and appeals to your customer base. …

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Seashore Ace Shines With Outdoor Living Options

Seashore Ace

With a 7,000-square-foot showroom dedicated to outdoor living products, Seashore Ace Home & Outdoor Living is the go-to store for outdoor furniture, accessories, grills and more on the Jersey Shore. Located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, Seashore Ace services customers …

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Capturing Customers’ Attention With Colorful Merchandising

colorful merchandising

At Stoney’s Home Hardware in Port Dover, Ontario, owner Becky Cable turned to colorful merchandising to promote BeautiTone’s 2021 Color of the Year, Dancing in the Rain. Employee Heather Allan puts together most of the wall and window displays in …

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3 DIY Projects to Get Organized 

DIY projects

January is the perfect time for a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to get your home and life organized. Our newest department, Project Point, shared the steps for creating a mason jar organizer and here, we share additional DIY …

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