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6 Trends On Display at the 2018 IGC Show

trends

Green thumbs from all over gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier to discover the latest trends in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC), which ran Aug. 14-16. Hardware Retailing editors walked the showfloor, taking notes …

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Independent Garden Center Show Inspires and Educates Attendees

Garden Center Show

From Aug. 14-16, thousands of vendors and retailers from a variety of independent retail backgrounds gathered to attend educational events, network with others and discover the latest products in the lawn and garden category at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) …

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NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference Empowers Retailers

Foundations of Leadership

Retailers from across the country recently attended the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference to learn more about how to lead their teams effectively and institute best practices to improve their businesses. The two-day conference, sponsored …

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A Science Experiment You Can Host in Your Store

Appealing to the next generation of home improvement shoppers can be accomplished with more than a smartphone. Show kids and teens that your operation has the items they need for their next science experiment to capture their business now and …

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How to Build Strong Community Partnerships

partnerships

Click the picture above to download a PDF of the story. Challenges are always best faced with a caring group of supporters at your back. For retailers, supporters could include employees, friends and family. But retailers who work to become …

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What to Look For in a Community Partnership

Partnerships between community organizations and retail businesses can propel good causes that benefit nearby citizens and link communities together in even stronger bonds. However, they don’t come without risk. Retailers should always be evaluating potential partners for events, fundraisers, business …

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Tips to Network and Learn at Fall Markets

fall markets

Going into the fall selling season, wholesaler fall markets present an opportunity to think ahead to spring, network with your peers and meet your association. While you’re preparing to attend these events, consider the following tips to get the most …

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Community Helps Store Move to New Location

Todd Kirschner is proud of how Trio Hardware has bought into the community near Plainview, New York. The store has built a strong following in the community through its support of local organizations. That following made an appearance when dozens …

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