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Displaying Good Scents: Using Fragrance to Give Product Displays Extra Pop

By Roger Bensinger Imagine two product displays for flowerpots in the garden section of a hardware store. When you walk up to the first one, your nose fills with the unpleasant scent of vinyl garden hoses hanging a few feet …

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Collection Adds to Store’s Old-Time Feel

What started as a hobby has turned into a talking point at Bill Warren’s hardware store. Warren’s Village Hardware in Lewiston, New York, is home to a variety of old tools that include everything from a Civil War-era brace to …

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Wired for Retail: 11 In-Store Tech Trends from GlobalShop

To view a PDF version of this story, click here. To find links to videos showing how all of these technologies work visit to hardwareretailing.com/globalshop2015.  Technology has invaded nearly every aspect of consumers’ lives. Whether watching on-demand TV, browsing headlines on a …

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More to See from GlobalShop 2015

In Hardware Retailing‘s May issue, retailers were able to read about trends in technology found at this year’s GlobalShop show in Las Vegas that took place in March. Technology has become extremely important to consumers, whether it’s browsing headlines on …

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Create a Tailgate Display for Any Season

As summer approaches and your customers make plans to go on camping excursions, trips to the beach or spend hours watching their kids’ T-ball tournaments, now is the time to get all of your tailgating products in prominent view. If you set …

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Tailgate Selling Guide

Tailgating is a growing category across the country, and almost a sport itself. In Hardware Retailing‘s April 2015 issue of the magazine, editors spoke with retailers in college towns across the country to understand how they promote their tailgating products within the community. …

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Sports Fan to Store Fanatic: Five Ways to Sell the Tailgate and Barbecue Category

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Tailgate Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/sell-tailgate.  At the beginning of the school year, students, faculty and community members in college towns across the country gear up for the return of classes and university sporting …

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Fence In Products With Pallets

Here’s a merchandising idea retailers noticed at a recent buyers’ market: wooden shipping pallets used to enclose product categories on display. At the Ace Hardware Spring 2015 Convention & Exhibits, pallets were nailed together and set up around Christmas trees, creating a rustic …

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