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Consumers Want to Shop Locally This Holiday Shopping Season

holiday shopping season

As we head into the holiday shopping season, Vericast, a marketing solutions company, found that consumers want to shop early and shop local. Because of anticipated shipping delays, 55 percent of respondents said they will shop in person instead of …

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2021 Retailers’ Choice Awards Recognize Top-Quality Products

Retailers' Choice 2021

The North American Hardware and Paint Association hosted the 2021 Retailers’ Choice Awards as part of the National Hardware Show and NHPA All-Industry Conference. The Retailers’ Choice Awards, which started in 1966, recognize innovation in manufacturing and a commitment to …

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Discover the Most Popular DIY Projects This Quarter

trends

Understanding which projects are growing in popularity helps you strategize for success. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI)’s Q3 Consumer Project Planning study can help guide your merchandising and marketing to boost sales through the rest of the year. Enjoying …

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Putting Pipes in Their Place

plumbing merchandising

Keeping your plumbing department organized and easy-to-shop allows your customers to get in, find what they need and be on their way quickly and efficiently. Discover how two retailers have found success in the plumbing category thanks to well-organized merchandising …

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Tips for Successfully Stocking Pet Products

Category Spotlight Pets

From puppies to parakeets, cats to chameleons, gerbils to goldfish, we love our pets. A look at anyone’s social media feed proves how devoted we are to our animal companions, but the numbers speak loudly as well. the American Pet …

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Merchandising Holiday Calendar

Carnaby Street Holiday Shopping

Setting up your store for traditional holidays is a given, but you can use this calendar to inspire your customers with some unexpected celebrations. Send photos of your displays and let us know what other events you celebrate in your …

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Ways to Reach Your Pet-Loving Customers

pet-loving customers

In the June 2021 issue of Hardware Retailing, retailers learned best practices for adding pet products to their stores. To complement that content, we’ve put together several online stories with tips on welcoming pets into your stores, offering pet-related services …

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Category All-Stars: Housewares

kitchen utensils in a housewares display

Success for hardware retailers can come in many different forms, from increased sales to more customers in the door. Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers who have found success in core categories in different ways and shares ways you can …

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