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Category All-Stars: Housewares

kitchen utensils in a housewares display

Success for hardware retailers can come in many different forms, from increased sales to more customers in the door. Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers who have found success in core categories in different ways and shares ways you can …

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Category All-Stars: Hand & Power Tools

hand and power tool aisle

While the path to success can take many different roads, home improvement retailers can look to their peers in the industry for ideas on developing basic core categories into all-stars. Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers who have found success …

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Category All-Stars: Outdoor Equipment

Lawn mowers on display

Developing a core category into an all-star category takes dedication, energy and sometimes a little luck. While their paths differ, Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers who have found success in core categories, turning certain departments from fine to phenomenal. …

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Category All-Stars: Impulse

Impulse display of soda

There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for success, but home improvement retailers can look within the industry to see how their peers found success and come away with best practices to implement in their own companies. Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers …

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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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Hendricks Lumber Events Build Brand Dedication

Hendricks Lumber in Hendricks, Minnesota, has gone all in with its stock of power and hand tools, carrying a huge selection of Dewalt products. As customers enter the store, they’re greeted with a sea of black and yellow and a …

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Clinton Hardware’s Historic Merchandising

Clinton Hardware

Historic Welcome  Clinton Hardware in Clinton, Maryland, has an eye-catching entry display that introduces customers to the history of the operation.  The business opened in 1946, and the display includes a paint shaker that has belonged to the store since …

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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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