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New Possibilities for Vassar Building Center

mike mackay

Mike MacKay, president of Vassar Building Center in Michigan, is a planner. He scoured his community for new locations to expand his business for many years, but never quite landed on the perfect space at the perfect moment. The company …

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Managing Inventory When Adding a Niche

managing inventory

Adding or enhancing a niche requires more than ordering products and putting them out in your store. Below are five best practices to guide you in managing inventory in a niche category. To learn more about inventory management for all …

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Putting Pipes in Their Place

plumbing merchandising

Keeping your plumbing department organized and easy-to-shop allows your customers to get in, find what they need and be on their way quickly and efficiently. Discover how two retailers have found success in the plumbing category thanks to well-organized merchandising …

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Merchandising Holiday Calendar

Carnaby Street Holiday Shopping

Setting up your store for traditional holidays is a given, but you can use this calendar to inspire your customers with some unexpected celebrations. Send photos of your displays and let us know what other events you celebrate in your …

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6 Hand and Power Tools Every Retailer Should Sell

Hand Tools and Power Tools

While most DIYers won’t ever need a full arsenal of hand and power tools, even the least handy homeowners can benefit from keeping a few staple tools on hand. Consider merchandising these products together as a “must-have kit” to encourage …

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What Big-Box Home Improvement Chains Are Prioritizing

big-box home improvement q2 2021

Big-box home improvement chains are taking unique approaches to gaining customers in the early days of the busy spring selling season. Explore how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply are launching new initiatives to boost sales. Home Depot: Opening New …

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Clinton Hardware’s Historic Merchandising

Clinton Hardware

Historic Welcome  Clinton Hardware in Clinton, Maryland, has an eye-catching entry display that introduces customers to the history of the operation.  The business opened in 1946, and the display includes a paint shaker that has belonged to the store since …

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Home Hardware Announces New Merchandise Department Directors

home hardware

Home Hardware Stores Ltd. have announced the appointment of new directors in their merchandise department. These directors will support the company’s strategic growth and will focus on customer-centric category management. “Home is focused on providing best-in-class assortments to support our …

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