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Donated Grills Make Flames for Firefighters

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Dozens of firefighters at firehouses in Tucson, Arizona, are having an easier time firing up the grill, thanks to generous donations from the team at Mark’s Ace Hardware and a national grill brand. Mark Rios, company president, his general manager …

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Play Hide-and-Seek in the Fairy Garden

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If you’re looking through the plants and yard decor display at B&B Do it Center in Carmarillo, California, you might stumble across a tiny house or a miniature garden with brightly colored stepping stones. Owner Randy Collins has intermingled fairy …

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Achieving a Low-Maintenance Lawn and Garden

Lawn and Garden

To get additional insights into the customers who are seeking low-maintenance lawn and garden options and how to serve them, Hardware Retailing spoke to three retailers who operate extensive garden centers as part of their home improvement businesses. American yards …

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Help Make a Merchandising Miracle

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How does a once exemplary merchandising marvel slowly turn to cluttered chaos? It often happens gradually. You might not notice when one small piece slips out of place, but if left unchecked, more disorder will follow. That’s what has happened …

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Retailers See Need in Skilled Trades

Imagine stepping down into your basement and finding an inch of water. Your new house doesn’t have grounded outlets. And that ancient tree in your backyard is one storm away from knocking out a wall. These are all issues that …

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Retailers See Consumers Seeking U.S.-Made Products

Consumers choose what products to buy for a variety of reasons. Cost, convenience and personal tastes can all be factors. No matter why consumers buy certain products, market performance can show some manufacturers continue to have strong sales. For some …

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Become a Master Gardener to Boost Business and Knowledge

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Turning a hobby into a job often means you are passionate about going to work every day. For Johnsons Home & Garden nursery associate Joan Easton, her hobby led her to find a part-time job opportunity. “I’m an avid gardener …

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Take a Tour of Irish Home Improvement Stores

Last month, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek attended the seventh annual Global DIY Summit in Dublin. The Global DIY Summit brings together some of the top industry luminaries from around the world to discuss the home improvement industry, retail, the …

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