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Can Your Team Revive This Endcap?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Help Make a Merchandising Miracle

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How does a once exemplary merchandising marvel slowly turn to cluttered chaos? It often happens gradually. You might not notice when one small piece slips out of place, but if left unchecked, more disorder will follow. That’s what has happened …

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Can You Fix This Merchandising?

Aisle in Disorder The rows of gondola shelving spread throughout your salesfloor may not be as flashy as your endcaps or power aisle displays, but they do a lot of work. That’s where you put the rank-and-file products that make …

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Merchandising Ideas from Washington Retailers

If you’re looking for some new ideas, hit the road. Visiting other retailers is a valuable way to get inspiration and a perspective of what others in the industry are doing. Everyone has something to contribute. Earlier this spring, Hardware …

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