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Ramp Up Your Seasonal Merchandising Displays

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One way to improve impulse sales and an effective way to cross-merchandise is to create displays according to seasons or holidays. While Christmas and Halloween make for popular, eye-catching merchandising opportunities, be sure to also highlight general seasons and other, ... Read More »

Newby’s Ace Hardware Hosts Prom Dress Drive

Teenagers hoping to find the perfect prom dress or suit had a unique opportunity to shop for their attire at a discount, thanks to Newby’s Ace Hardware in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Newby’s employee Jacqui Dammen says she was inspired ... Read More »

Welden Hardware Counts Down to a Historic Celebration

Melissa Brett and her husband John have owned Welden Hardware for 15 years, but the business has been in operation in Simsbury, Connecticut, for 130 years. Late last year, the Bretts and their store manager started brainstorming ways to celebrate ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Join a Main Street Organization in Your Community

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand Building a Better Future Just like any good foundation, the community is strongest when all its pieces work together. Around town, small businesses often come together ... Read More »

Seasonal Promotions to Increase Add-On Sales

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Springtime is right around the corner, and for most retailers, that means it’s time to start preparing for the busy DIY season. You may be hiring seasonal staff, double-checking your inventory, cleaning your store and making room for the extra ... Read More »

Robot Team Introduces Latest Creation to Hardware Store Crowd

Visitors to Jerry’s Hardware in Edina, Minnesota, in November might have thought they traveled to the future where robot assistants can aid their shopping. In reality, it was just the work of skilled high school students and an area robot ... Read More »

Retailer Gives Gifts Out Using Social Media

At Turkstra Lumber, a business with 11 locations around Ontario, Canada, the familiar telethon got a makeover. Last October, Mitch MacLellan, social media and marketing director, and Jamie Crickmore, manager of the company’s trim and door division, sat down in ... Read More »

Retailer Trio Tops the Radio Charts

Not every retailer gets an audience of a few million consumers at once. But that’s just a regular Saturday morning for Andy Amrhein, owner of Evey True Value Hardware in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, every Saturday ... Read More »