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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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Creative Displays Become Store Attraction

Customers at the Buchheit store in Jackson, Missouri, don’t have to search very hard to spot the elusive Sasquatch. In fact, they’ll find the legendary Bigfoot right off the main aisle guarding the gigantic copper still also on display. These …

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Sharing Spaces: A Win for Appliance Sales

When Mitch and Angie Althoff wanted a better solution for merchandising their large appliances, they tried creative collaboration with another local business. Appliance sales and repair have traditionally been a strong category at Althoff Hardware Hank in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. …

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Niches to Help You Grow Your Lawn and Garden Business


To view a PDF of this story, click here.  You can also download a PDF of helpful tips and tricks to install or maintain a pond, and share with your staff to help them stay on top of the niche …

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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 …

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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. …

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


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 …

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