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Mastering Merchandising in the Clothing Department

clothing

Rick Hoover’s family has been in the hardware business for more than 50 years, serving a small community of just over 1,200 people in northern Pennsylvania. As the clothing retail industry started shifting and malls were no longer traffic-drivers, Hoover …

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Can You Restore Order to This Display?

dump bin

The dump bin is a fairly simple concept. Grab a big container and dump a lot of product in it. NRHA’s 2016 Merchandising for Profit Study found products placed in a permanent dump bin have an 86 percent sales lift …

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Open the Door to Decorative Hardware

decorative hardware

Within the hardware and fastener category rests decorative hardware. Unlike most items in this category, decorative hardware purchases aren’t born of necessity. While a customer needs screws, bolts and nails immediately for almost any task, decorative hardware is a space …

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Can Your Team Revive This Endcap?

scary endcap

Soon (if you haven’t started already) it will be time to decorate for fall festivities. The endcap on the left is appropriate to the season. It also might give you the creeps, but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of …

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Show Off Your Niche Using the Whole Department

niche

Fun in the sun and on the water is a part of life for residents and visitors in Titusville, Florida, and the local hardware store offers extensive niche categories to meet their needs. At Titusville Ace Hardware, customers can see …

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Signage Leads Customers to Buy

signage

Clear signage can be the difference between a lost, frustrated customer and a sale. So what better way to suggest a pest control product than to put a lifelike pest right under foot? Customers in the pest control aisle at …

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Making the Most of Anchor Brands

There are often multiple factors that drive consumers to make a purchase. Sometimes price points, durability and convenience are the main motivation. Then again, sometimes pure brand recognition can secure a sale and let them show off to their friends. …

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Play Hide-and-Seek in the Fairy Garden

fairy garden

If you’re looking through the plants and yard decor display at B&B Do it Center in Carmarillo, California, you might stumble across a tiny house or a miniature garden with brightly colored stepping stones. Owner Randy Collins has intermingled fairy …

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