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Vintage Jukebox a Conversation Piece for Customers

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Visitors to the paint department at Charlie’s Hardware & Rental in Mosinee, Wisconsin, will find something not often found in hardware stores: a vintage jukebox. Owner Jeff Kyhos says showcasing the retro device, which he calls “a great conversation piece,” ... Read More »

Kabelin Ace Gets Creative With Engraving

laser engraver

At Kabelin Ace Hardware, customers can get a gift that is truly one of a kind. A new laser engraver allows customers to put their own messages or images on a variety of gift items, including picture frames, mugs, cutting ... Read More »

Get Ready for Fire Safety Month

Fire Prevention Week is coming soon. Do you have a plan for how you’ll use the week to promote fire safety? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) organizes Fire Prevention Week as part of its ongoing campaign to educate the public ... Read More »

Small-Town Store Helps Honor Veterans

memorial day flower display

A few years ago, Jill and Jeremy Post, owners of Post’s Hardware Hank, noticed that around Memorial Day, it was difficult to find a place in town to buy flowers or ornaments to decorate the graves of veterans. The small town ... Read More »

Lumber Store Keeps Its Ties to the Past

Scale and bins from original store

Tucked away in the back of Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, is a trip into the past. Running along the wall are bins containing every kind of bolt, washer and nut imaginable, and on a counter right next to them ... Read More »

Add-On Sales Contest Encourages Higher Transactions

Add-on sales are adding up fast at Mark’s Ace Hardware. General manager Camille Gibson knows her employees play a key role in encouraging customers to make add-on purchases, which raise the average transaction size. But to keep that top of ... Read More »

Expert Perspective: Retail Is… Merchandising

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Dustin Kaehr is a retail consultant with over 17 years of experience working with independent retailers, national retail chains and small businesses. He frequently presents seminars and training sessions throughout North ... Read More »

Drive More Sales With Stack Displays

It’s a tactic all of the big-box retailers use: stack it high and watch it fly. Bulk displays, whether in a pallet in the power aisle, in front of the store or on the floor as an extension of a ... Read More »