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Must-Have Merchandise for a Chic She Shed

The feminine answer to the ubiquitous man cave, she sheds have become more popular in the last few years. While she sheds are as varied as the people who own them, there are a few key items every she shed …

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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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Cooking Up Canning Products In Your Housewares Department

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Canning has seen a boom in popularity and retailers can take advantage by adding canning products to their housewares department or boosting an already existing canning niche. In the July 2021 issue of Hardware Retailing, Cornell’s True Value Hardware shared …

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Category All-Stars: Housewares

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Success for hardware retailers can come in many different forms, from increased sales to more customers in the door. Hardware Retailing spoke to four retailers who have found success in core categories in different ways and shares ways you can …

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Pier 1 to End Operations After 58 Years

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After declaring bankruptcy in February, home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports is set to begin “an orderly wind-down” of operations. “This decision follows months of working to identify a buyer who would continue to operate our business going forward,” says …

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J.C. Penney Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close 242 Stores

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After filing for bankruptcy, J.C. Penney has announced plans to close more than 240 stores within the next two years, reducing its brick-and-mortar presence by nearly 30 percent, reports CBS News. The retailer currently operates 846 stores but plans to …

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3 Housewares Trends That Reflect Consumers’ Busy Lives

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Last year, large retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target and Kohl’s reported steady sales in housewares, with many lines capturing 10 to 20 percent or more of overall sales. As the category grows, independent home improvement retailers can boost …

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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

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The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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