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Retailer Incorporates Reclaimed Wood in New Store Design

The Seright’s Ace Hardware store in Rathdrum, Idaho, is brand-new, but it has a little bit of the old mixed in. When the property for the new store, which now has three locations in Idaho, was purchased, there was a ... Read More »

One Cool Endcap

When their co-op’s district manager issued a challenge, the staff at Paul’s Ace Hardware was ready to take it on. The district manager challenged Ace stores in the area to be more creative with the displays in their electrical departments. ... Read More »

How Impulse Items Can Get Customers to Go Beyond Their Shopping Lists

Impulse

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  To learn more about how impulse shopping works, head here to gain insights from Kit Yarrow, author of “Decoding the New Consumer Mind” and an expert in consumer psychology. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org I’ll ... Read More »

Using Effective Signage in Your Store

It’s important to use effective signage to clearly communicate with your customers. Make sure each piece of signage, whether interior or exterior, tells your customers exactly what they need to know. Proper signage means a more convenient shopping experience for ... Read More »

Hiding Overstock While Highlighting the Town

When Tony and Denise Brookhouse, along with their business partner Dirk Koopman, decided to open a new Koopman Lumber location in Sharon, Massachusetts, they had a few challenges to address. First, most of the employees at the new store didn’t ... Read More »

Friedman’s Turning Lumberyard Inside Out

At Friedman’s Home Improvement in Petaluma, California, customers can shop the entire lumberyard in one aisle inside the store. It’s the latest evolution of the company’s Express Yard™ concept, which makes buying lumber and building materials fast and easy—another way ... Read More »

Summer Selling: Are You Ready?

The spring rush at your store has wrapped up and you’re getting started with summer and the many events and promotions that come with it. Still looking for some ways to increase footsteps and sales this summer? No problem—we’ve provided ... Read More »

Store Traffic Climbs, Thanks to Unique Tree Display

Customers who come in to Boliantz Hardware in Shelby, Ohio, have a hard time missing the outdoor power equipment display. That’s thanks to the almost-10-foot-tall tree trunk in the middle of the department. The tree trunk serves as a backdrop ... Read More »