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Offer Your Customers Unique Handmade Products

Got a crafty person in your family? Your store might be the perfect place for them to sell some of their handmade items. At Palmer Lumber and Hardware in Palmer, Kansas, part of a wall near the front of the …

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Project Carts Offer Construction Knowledge

It’s usually easier to show rather than simply tell, especially when it comes to explaining how a house is put together. When Larry Mallaber, vice president of Nunda PRO Lumber and Hardware in Nunda, New York, wanted a better way …

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Housewares Slideshow

Housewares Department

In the 2016 February issue of Hardware Retailing, editors spoke with three retailers who excel in the housewares category. As a supplement to the housewares story, we’ve compiled a collection of photos from other retailers in the industry.

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Improving Your Housewares Department

Spicing up Your Housewares Department

To view this story as a PDF, click here. We’ve also compiled a collection of photos from other retailers, both inside and outside of the industry, click here to view the slide show. A Winning Recipe By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org …

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The Art of Hardware

Jeff Fuller of Fuller & Son Hardware in Little Rock enjoys taking black iron pipes, fittings, lamp sockets and wires and creating pieces of functional art. He adds Edison-style light bulbs, and sells the unusual lamps to everyone from artsy …

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Mystery Display Builds Excitement Around New Product

When Dave Umber attended the National Hardware Show® in Las Vegas in May, he was looking for new niches to try selling in his store. And he found one that hit close to home. “I saw a Broil King grill …

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Need More Room? These Retailers Moved Up

If you’re considering expanding your operation but the building you want isn’t the perfect fit, it may be time to think outside the box and consider going vertical. That’s what retailer Will Aubuchon, president and CEO of Aubuchon Hardware, says his …

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Photos Tell Story of Company History

Star Lumber is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. While much has changed with the business in that time, a quick look around the main showroom in Wichita, Kansas, shows store staff haven’t forgotten the past. Inside the store, signs …

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