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Responding to Customer Needs in the Outdoor Recreation Category

outdoor recreation

According to the 2021 Outdoor Participation Trends Report produced by the Physical Activity Council, in 2020, 53% of Americans ages six and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once, the highest participation rate on record. With interest growing across …

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Tips for the Farm, Pet & Ranch Category

Family Farm Stores in Dumas, Texas

Avoid being overwhelmed by what to stock in the farm, pet and ranch category—which can be broad—by catering to the specific needs of your local community and forging partnerships with other area retailers like owner Patrick Ansel does at his …

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How Prioritizing Builders Hardware Adds Up

Builders' Hardware aisle

Every home improvement operation is unique, but a few core categories unite them all. One of them is builders hardware, the various pieces used to protect and add convenience to shelves, doors, windows, locks and more. Though it’s a well-established …

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Looking for Growth Opportunities in Core Products and Niches?

product categories

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is surveying independent retailers to learn more about the growth opportunities they are finding in niche and core product categories. The retailer perspectives will provide insight that helps independent business owners evaluate their …

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10 Smart Home Products to Sell in 2019

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Still trying to understand smart devices? In a category that is still relatively new to the market and that seems to change constantly, it may be difficult to know where to start. …

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Gather Your Own Flock in the Birding Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bird is the Word Dorothy Martin’s backyard is a songbird’s paradise. If a cardinal or blue jay is thirsty in the winter, it can perch on a heated birdbath …

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Bird Lovers Flock to Educational Events and Quality Products

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Bird watching, also known as birding, is a pastime that has continued to grow in popularity in North America. As a retailer, you have the opportunity to serve customers interested in the hobby, providing innovative products, educational information and connecting …

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Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. …

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