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3 Ways to Improve Your Plumbing Category

plumbing category

A core category, plumbing may not be considered the most inspiring area of your salesfloor. However, investing in categories that are regular traffic-drivers can lead to more knowledgeable team members, which creates more satisfied customers and increased sales. Hardware Retailing …

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Boost Your Builders Hardware Category With Cabinet Hardware

As homeowners continue to look for ways to update their homes, cabinet hardware remains an easy way to make a big impact without breaking the bank. Stocking a variety of cabinet hardware styles and colors, including trending options, as part …

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What’s Trending in Color for 2022

This year’s crop of top paint colors isn’t green with envy but definitely features several green hues. From soft sage hues to green-blue tones, greens dominated the list of 2022 Colors of the Year, with five major paint manufacturers choosing …

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AC Trends for Your HVAC Department

Hand Adjusting HVAC controls

When it comes to comfort, homeowners in the U.S. are willing to pay to stay cool. In 2020, 95.4 percent of new homes built had a central air conditioning system. Some recent trends emerging in HVAC and air conditioning include …

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How Specialty Electrical Products Boost Sales

Rollier's Hardware exterior

As customers pull up to Rollier’s Hardware, they are met with a welcoming glow from the front windows, inviting them in to see what the store offers. The store’s electrical department is located in the front of the store and …

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Help Customers Purify Their Spaces Inside and Out

A cabinet with an air purifier on top.

Customers are reassessing how they live in their homes. Underlying that shift is a greater emphasis on overall health and how homes impact total quality of life. Bill Hayward has monitored this trend for 30 years, becoming a building scientist …

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How to Connect Customers Over Fixtures and Fittings

plumbing aisle

Whether it takes up one aisle or a large portion of your store’s square footage, the plumbing department is a key category for many home improvement retailers. Finding success in this category requires the right combination of product assortment, employee …

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How to Create a Canning Niche in Your Housewares Department

Cornell's Canning

More than a hobby for many of Cornell’s True Value Hardware’s customers, canning is a lifestyle, a cultural tradition and a bonding opportunity for family and friends. Cornell’s is located in the New York City suburb of Eastchester, New York, …

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