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True Value Helps Paint the Chicago River Green

As crowds gather Saturday morning to watch the Chicago River turn green during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, a 40-foot True Value paint stick will give the water a stir. The paint stick will be embossed with the line, “The Value ... Read More »

Game Night Promotes Product Category

Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware has invited customers to a game night Thursday, offering a multi-purpose event at the store. Games and toys are an important category for the Shipshewana, Indiana, store, and hosting the game night is drawing attention to the 3,000 SKUs ... Read More »

Dog Contest Makes Waves

If you’ve started planning your summer promotions while business is slower through the winter months, take a cue from Klem’s in Spencer, Massachusetts. Dogs rule the pool at Klem’s for one weekend in the summer. That weekend is when the store ... Read More »

Popular Paint Projects on Pinterest

For many consumers, staying up to date on the latest trends in home design is easier than ever thanks to social sharing sites like Pinterest. In the March 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, the editorial team looked at the different ... Read More »

Unique Ads Make Manager Face of the Store

Carl Burkgren, manager of Sebo’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental in Anacortes, Washington, has become well-known around town—and not just because it’s a small town. Burkgren has become the face of Sebo’s ads, appearing almost every month for the ... Read More »

How to Promote Locally Sourced Products

In the February 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, we featured retailers who are incorporating locally sourced housewares products into their home improvement stores. The housewares category provides great opportunities to source products made by local vendors and a number of ... Read More »

A Sweet Sell For a Good Cause

When a longtime customer approached Paul Winberg, owner of Winberg’s True Value in Lakeville, Massachusetts, about selling candy bars to raise money for cancer research, Winberg was quick to say yes to the opportunity. “Unfortunately, I think everyone who walks ... Read More »

10 Photos to Take at Your Next Store Event

Store events are kind of your gig. As an independent retailer, you know how to throw a great store celebration. Each month, Hardware Retailing editors and designers hear about the unique and successful things retailers are doing in their stores. From ladies’ nights to barbecues and ... Read More »