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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 …

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How to Be a Show Floor Explorer at the National Hardware Show®

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  By Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Unfolding Opportunity The National Hardware Show® (NHS) attracts industry members from the across the channel to hunt for new products and niches, keep an eye out for inspirations and learn new insights on how to …

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Blish-Mize Welcomes New Customers to Spring Buying Market

With plenty of family atmosphere, Blish-Mize’s twice-yearly Buying Markets can often resemble reunions of friends who have a standing date to meet up every few months. The 2019 Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, conducted March 21-23 in Overland Park, Kansas, had …

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Retail Insights From Shoptalk 2019

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Writing for Forbes, retail analyst Greg Petro dives into a few of his key takeaways from Shoptalk, an annual retail conference that highlights industry trends, technology and business models. Artificial intelligence is getting smarter. Petro says one of the dominant …

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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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3 Ways Your Business Can Support Youth Farming Clubs

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Youth farming organizations, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H, are vital for the agriculture industry and for the hardware retail businesses that supply local communities. The latest crop of kids raising hogs, sheep and cattle are the next generation of customers …

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Trends at the International Home + Housewares Show

The International Home + Housewares Show spotlights new products and growing trends in the housewares category. Visit TheRedT.com/chef-chad for a video from Hardware Retailing exploring more of the small appliances trending in the housewares category. The March 2019 event in …

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Retailers Find Unique Opportunities at Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market

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From special Market-only pricing and Product Showcases to full-sized concept stores, retailers had many opportunities to explore ways to grow their operations at the Orgill 2019 Spring Dealer Market, which was held Feb. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center …

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