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ND Retailer’s Collection Showcases Grill Memorabilia

Lime green, chocolate, baby blue—to see those colors on a charcoal grill, you may need to travel back in time a few decades. Or, you could visit the barbecue shop at Scheels Home and Hardware. While this Fargo, North Dakota, …

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Ohio Retailer’s Endcaps Draw Attention

Customers at Boliantz Hardware instantly notice the endcaps around the store’s salesfloor. Typically, endcap signage gives retailers limited creativity, outside of swapping pricing for featured items. At Boliantz, however, endcaps provide much more visual interest, as well as functionality. Casey …

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Reference Boards Enhance Checkout Process

Every cashier no doubt has had to deal with a similar situation. A customer brings up a handful of nuts and bolts from the bulk sales section of the fasteners department. The customer doesn’t have the SKU number or size, …

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Expert Insights: Packaging and Merchandising

packaging and merchandising

What are today’s packaging and merchandising trends? When scouting for new products, what should you be looking for? What aspects of packaging and merchandising make the biggest impact on customers? During judging for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)’s …

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Intown Ace Looks for Ways to Get Noticed

With approximately 30,000 cars zipping past Intown Ace Hardware in Decatur, Georgia, every day, co-owner Dave Jones wants them to slow down enough for his business to get noticed. “We are always looking for a way to turn heads toward our …

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Store Creates Quilts from Vendor T-shirts

Finding success as a hardware retailer is all about tying things together. From suppliers to customers, a store can be judged on its ability to match each problem with a solution. For the Ganahl Lumber location in Costa Mesa, California, …

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Finding Merchandising Strategies That Work

To view a PDF of this story, click here. When it comes to merchandising your store, you can’t always follow the textbook. Customers don’t always look at what you want to sell them, so sometimes you have to get creative …

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How to Maintain Your Merchandising

Keeping a store that looks good all of the time should be a team effort. Throughout a busy day, it’s easy for displays to get messy, items to get misplaced or stock levels to drop. But if you have everyone …

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