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Easy Ways to Increase Transaction Size

When you think about boosting your transaction size, it’s easy to think first about bringing more impulse items into your store. But increasing transaction size has to do with a combination of thorough employee training, effective merchandising and, of course, …

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Independent Retailer Insight Report Overview

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Hardware Retailing asked independent home improvement retailers about their plans for their businesses and their sales expectations for 2017. The results were published in the 2016 Independent Retailer Insight Report, and it …

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Independent Retailer Insight Report

Fill out the form below to access the Independent Retailer Insight Report, which was compiled from a survey of independent home improvement retailers conducted by the North American Retail Hardware Association and Hardware Retailing magazine. The report examines: 2016 home …

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Craft a New Niche

Art supply enthusiasts no longer have to make the one-hour-plus trip to Las Vegas to enjoy their craft, thanks to Pahrump Rentals & Do it Best Hardware’s newest endeavor. The hardware store, located in Pahrump, Nevada, recently added a 600-square-foot …

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Hardware Retailing Digital Edition – January 2017

Your January Digital Edition of Hardware Retailing has arrived! In this month’s issue, you’ll learn about the challenges with coaching employees and parting with the wrong people when a traditional human resources department isn’t present. Get insight from two hardware retailing …

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Hardware Retailing Digital Edition – December 2016

Your December Digital Edition of Hardware Retailing has arrived! In this month’s issue, you’ll learn how childproofing products can be a perfect fit in your store. Hear from the experts about what products you should stock and why. You’ll also …

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Hardware Retailing Digital Edition – November 2016

November

Your November Digital Edition of Hardware Retailing has arrived! In this month’s issue, you’ll learn how three retailers with salesfloors of 5,000 square feet or less have used creative merchandising and strong inventory management to help their businesses thrive. You’ll …

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Team Building, Plus 700 Sandwiches

The rules were simple: take teams of five or six employees, provide sandwich-making supplies and give 5 minutes for rapid-fire sandwich making. Westlake Ace Hardware, which has 92 stores in seven states, came up with the game, and turned what …

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