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Planning an Event? Don’t Forget Pro Customers

Ladies’ nights and other customer appreciation events geared toward your DIY customers are a great way to advertise your store and promote community involvement, but the next time you plan an event, don’t forget about another segment of your customer …

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Orgill Hosts Fall Dealer Market in the Big Easy

The city of New Orleans was filled with the sound of jazz music, smell of Cajun cuisine and an influx of thousands of people who came to attend the Orgill, Inc. Fall Dealer Market this week. The show kicked off …

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National Hardware Show Announces Changes for 2016

In 2016, the National Hardware Show® will be returning to its 2014 show floor layout, changing in response to research and customer feedback. The National Hardware Show had occupied the central and north halls in the Las Vegas Convention Center for many years. However, the …

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Lawn and Garden Trends Spotted at IGC East

Hardware Retailing representatives, Graeme Haase and Sara Logel, attended the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC East) in Baltimore at the beginning of August. While at the show, they listened to Martha Stewart’s keynote speech, sat in on educational seminars and walked the …

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CEO’s Message at Ace Convention: Take Risks

Ace Hardware

Ace’s revenue growth was fresh news at the Ace Hardware Fall 2015 Convention, but CEO and president John Venhuizen offered a warning to retailers: don’t get comfortable. On Wednesday, the cooperative reported revenue growth of 6.5 percent in its second quarter. …

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Learn About Retailers’ Approach To Buying

When retailers are deciding whether to add new products or replace existing lines in their stores, they consider two major factors: wholesaler support of the new vendor, and if the new vendor offers a free or deeply discounted opening order. These …

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Gardening Trends Spotted at the IGC Show in Baltimore

The Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show in Baltimore has been the spot this week to find new and innovative products for expanding and diversifying garden center inventories. The IGC Show also provided attendees with an outlook on incoming industry trends, and Hardware Retailing was out on the floor looking …

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IGC Show Kicks Off With Talk From Martha Stewart

The Independent Garden Center Show East (IGC East) kicked off Tuesday morning with a keynote question and answer session with Martha Stewart. The show is one of the largest gatherings of independent garden center owners, managers and buyers in the country and …

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