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NRHA Abroad: Discovering an Amsterdam Hardware Store

Amsterdam Hardware Store

Because I work for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), I can’t help getting excited when I unexpectedly come across a locally owned hardware store in a foreign city. That’s true even when I’m on vacation with my family. In November, while I was living …

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Loyalty Program Keeps Customers Coming Back

One way to keep loyal customers coming back is a rewards or loyalty program. But with so many companies offering loyalty programs today, you want to make sure yours stands out. Customers at Family Farm & Home, which has more …

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2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

Back in 2002, Nickelback was No. 1 on the charts, the Anaheim Angels had just won the World Series and a little TV program called “American Idol” was taking the nation by storm. It was also in 2002 when the …

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Busy Boards Keep Kids Captivated

When Megan and Brent Melby, co-owners of Melby’s Home Center in Scandia, Kansas, wanted to get rid of some old inventory, they found a creative way to use several pieces at once: by building a busy board for kids. Busy …

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Target Expands on Small-Format Stores

small-format stores

Target recently announced that it will continue to expand its small-format stores into urban areas and college towns. During company’s third-quarter sales conference call last week, CEO Brian Cornell says he is “increasingly confident” that the big-box retailer will open “hundreds” …

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A Look Inside Sprout, A Children’s Boutique

Children's Boutique

At Steve’s Ace Home & Garden in Dubuque, Iowa, customers can find many unique items. From power tools and garden hoses to cloth diapers and child proofing products, this store has it all. Although the business began as a home and garden center, other businesses …

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Endcaps Display A Century of History

Visitors to Wangler Ace Hardware in Fort Recovery, Ohio, may feel like they’ve stepped back in time as they walk through the store, looking at endcaps that tell the story of past generations. Wangler Ace is a fifth-generation family hardware …

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Train Display Is a Hit With Customers

When customers walk into Gladieux Do it Best Home Center, they are greeted by the usual hardlines offerings, outdoor power equipment and pet supplies—as well as one niche customers might not expect. That unique niche is a model train department, …

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