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Retailer Finds Success In Selling Cornhole Sets

Like many areas in the south, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to a community of avid cornhole players who join leagues and participate in tournaments. And when players start asking where they can get a set of boards or replacement …

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Moving Displays Make Merchandising Easier

Experienced retailers should know that one of the secrets to merchandising is location. For example: Move a product from the back of the store to the front, and you’re likely to start selling more of it because more people notice …

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6 Unique Retail Ideas From Colorado Stores

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Discovering product trends, finding merchandising ideas and learning more about the home improvement industry are a few ways retailers can grow their businesses. Earlier this month, Renee Changnon and Tom Marcum with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) spent a day exploring Denver and surrounding communities …

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Chalkboard Signage Makes a Comeback

While there’s plenty of ways to use digital signage and printed signage in a retail setting, there’s still a place for the old-fashioned chalkboard at Fresno Ag Hardware. For Ian Williams, hardware department manager and head of customer relations at …

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Signage That Works Around the Clock

While it’s important to provide good customer service, starting with greeting each customer personally when they first enter your store, some customers don’t need ongoing help throughout their visit. However, you can still reach out to them as they shop …

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Kief Hardware Keeps Things Interesting

Kief Hardware

Ever since buying his first store at age 23, James Cabirac hasn’t been afraid to try new things. Whether that means adding a milkshake machine to his salesfloor or hosting Pokemon Go parties, he makes sure to infuse fun into …

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Pinterest Inspires DIY Customers

Thanks to a little help from Pinterest, customers at Limeberry Lumber & Home Center in Corydon, Indiana, can find project ideas the moment they walk in the store. The front of the store now features a rotating Pinterest-focused endcap, which …

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NRHA Abroad: Handmade Merchandisers in Portugal

Handmade Merchandisers Portugal

As my travel companions and I roamed the stone streets of urban neighborhood LxFactory in Lisbon, Portugal, our tour guide says, “Come check out this art supply shop.” My immediate reaction is, “no thanks.” I’ve never been the artistic type, …

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