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A Quick Fix

Updating endcaps and other displays is a quick and easy way to make your store more visually appealing to your customers. As you can see here, the “before” photo below shows plenty of pegboard and empty spaces, and cans aren’t …

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Hilltop Lumber Offers Bright Ideas

Customers who need ideas as they plan construction of their new homes know they can count on Hilltop Lumber. The Alexandria, Minn., location contains four idea houses within its show room, each featuring different types of siding and various styles …

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Old-Fashioned Becomes New Fashion

The wooden bins on the walls of Leeper Hardware in Jefferson City, Tennessee, have been there for years, but their timeless appeal still draws customers’ attention. Brian Williams, who works in commercial and industrial sales at the store, explains the …

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Popular Paint Projects on Pinterest

For many consumers, staying up to date on the latest trends in home design is easier than ever thanks to social sharing sites like Pinterest. In the March 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, the editorial team looked at the different …

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Turning Merchandising Into Offbeat Art

Get creative with your window merchandising. Can you turn your windows into eye-catching, offbeat art? Independent home improvement stores in San Francisco decked out their window displays for Valentine’s Day this month – and they weren’t showcasing chocolate and roses. The …

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Signage Gives Customers Quick, Easy Answers

Painting is a relatively quick, easy and inexpensive project that can change the look of a room in a weekend, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners want to pick up a gallon of paint and a new roller for …

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Finding Local Housewares is Easy

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To view the full video click here. Do you want to incorporate local products into your store but don’t know where to begin? Visiting your local farmers market or arts district are both great places to start. In this video, …

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Display at Checkout Makes Purchasing Easier

Looking for a simple way to show off some of your millwork options? At BTU Do it Center in Las Vegas, New Mexico, customers pay for their lumber purchases at the checkout counter in the main showroom before driving through …

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