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Fall Project Guide

Gardening can be at its peak, but don’t forget some of those quiet categories that pull down profits. Be sure to support your product line with information and a well-educated staff. You want to sell the entire project, encourage other …

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Merchandising Tips for the Fall

Fall is the time of year when the leaves are turning, the weather is getting cooler and consumers are starting to turn their thoughts to the frigid months ahead. For retailers, fall is no time to be idle. Autumn is …

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Preserving Summer’s Bounty

Whether hobby farmer or urban gardener, fall is the time to harvest the fruits of the labor. Help them preserve their fruits and vegetables with canning tools and equipment. Canning and food storage: In addition to stocking canning supplies and …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Merchandising Display Ideas

With more and more consumers are seeking out that “rural living” ideal, an increasing number of retailers are tailoring their assortments to meet the demands of the growing farm, pet and ranch market. For some ideas of what other retailers …

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Bull’s-eye! Archery Niche Draws in Customers, Community

Tim Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Hardware in Newburgh, Ind., has found a niche that’s right on target. About a year ago, he added archery equipment and accessories to his store. “My son competes in his school archery league and was …

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Four Tips for Merchandising Wild Bird Feed and Feeders

Spring migration is one of the best times of year for bird watching as birds display brighter coloring for nesting season. After a record-breaking cold winter that skyrocketed wild bird feed sales nationwide awareness of this popular outdoor activity and …

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Four Items to Heat Up Sales in Your Cooling Category

The hot, humid days mean your customers will be looking for ways to stay cool. Here are four products that can boost sales in your cooling category this season. Air circulators Unlike the traditional tabletop fan that moves air in …

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A Quick Fix for Merchandising

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 shows plenty of pegboard and empty spaces, and cans aren’t forward-facing. …

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