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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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5 Strategies to Improve Your Email Marketing

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Building an email list is no small feat, and once you have customers on your list, you want to keep them interested in what you have to say and what you have to sell. Review the following tips to be …

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Vermont Retailer Serves Music and Drinks at The Den

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware, Beer and Beats  When customers enter Harry’s Hardware & The Den in Cabot, Vermont, they might be greeted by the sounds of musicians jamming and friends enjoying …

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Snowblower Promotion Has Customers Hoping for Snow

There’s a time in everyone’s life they’ve hoped for a big snowstorm. As a child, it gets you out of school. Another reason is if you bought a snowblower that season at Beisswenger’s Hardware and Power Equipment in New Brighton, …

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3 Operations Tips to Be Competitive in the New Year

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The calendar has flipped to 2019, and with the new year comes a new state of mind for many retailers. There is no question that the way consumers shop has changed significantly over the last decade, with the exponential growth …

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Chalk Displays Bring DIY Attitude Into Store

Adding a new niche or category can sometimes present challenges that require a little elbow grease to solve. Nearly three years ago, Petersburg Hardware in Petersburg, Indiana, moved to a new location which grew the salesfloor by more than 20,000 …

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