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Annual Competition Brings Community Together

HomCo Lumber & Hardware’s annual horseshoe competition is part family reunion, part feast and part fundraiser. The Flagstaff, Arizona, store uses its Shoes ‘N Brews event to raise money to help local families whose children have serious illnesses, but also …

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Hardware Store Serves as Site For Film Shoot

One local retailer has gotten a taste of Hollywood. Last fall, Papa’s Hardware in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was the site for an independent movie being shot in the area. The movie, titled “The Fixer Upper,” features a couple who buys and …

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Contest Brings Hits to Store’s Facebook Page

Blake Burgess is always looking for ways to get his customers more involved on his store’s Facebook page. A couple of years ago, Burgess, co-owner/general manager of York Ace Hardware in York, Nebraska, discovered contests are a great way to …

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The Stats Say, ‘Get Social’

Social media is now part of every aspect of many people’s lives. In fact, more than half of all adults use more than one social media platform, according to Pew Research Center. To keep up with consumers’ engagement with social media, more than 90 …

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Offer Space For Customers to Share Project Photos

The idea came from a customer who brought a photo album into Horicon Hardware Hank to show off pictures of a room she remodeled. The customer had bought her paints and other products from the Horicon, Wisconsin, store, and was …

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Gemmen’s Do it Best Offers Tasty Competition

The tasting contest at Gemmen’s Do it Best Home & Hardware began as an experiment to draw attention to the store’s many canning products. “We have a large canning department that we like to show off,” owner Andrew Gemmen says. …

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Miner’s Ace Hardware Partners With Farm

Helping another local business was a customer service opportunity in multiple ways for Miner’s Ace Hardware. Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande, California, approached Miner’s Ace, which has seven stores in California, with a request: turn the seven Ace stores into …

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Resource: Home Sweet Home Holiday Signage

holiday marketing

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) and Independent We Stand are offering  free marketing materials for you to promote your store’s important local economic impact to shoppers before Black Friday and the winter holidays. The materials leverage findings from a recent study, which shows …

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