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Tailgate Selling Guide

Tailgating is a growing category across the country, and almost a sport itself. In Hardware Retailing‘s April 2015 issue of the magazine, editors spoke with retailers in college towns across the country to understand how they promote their tailgating products within the community. …

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Sports Fan to Store Fanatic: Five Ways to Sell the Tailgate and Barbecue Category

To download a PDF of this story, click here. To download the Tailgate Selling Guide, visit hardwareretailing.com/sell-tailgate.  At the beginning of the school year, students, faculty and community members in college towns across the country gear up for the return of classes and university sporting …

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PRO Group To Host Merchandising Conference

This June, manufacturers and PRO Group-affiliated retailers will gather at the annual Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) in Atlanta. Over the course of the three-day conference, vendors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and display products to distributor buyers in suites with private, …

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Fence In Products With Pallets

Here’s a merchandising idea retailers noticed at a recent buyers’ market: wooden shipping pallets used to enclose product categories on display. At the Ace Hardware Spring 2015 Convention & Exhibits, pallets were nailed together and set up around Christmas trees, creating a rustic …

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A Quick Fix

Updating endcaps and other displays is a quick and easy way to make your store more visually appealing to your customers. As you can see here, the “before” photo below shows plenty of pegboard and empty spaces, and cans aren’t …

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Hilltop Lumber Offers Bright Ideas

Customers who need ideas as they plan construction of their new homes know they can count on Hilltop Lumber. The Alexandria, Minn., location contains four idea houses within its show room, each featuring different types of siding and various styles …

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Old-Fashioned Becomes New Fashion

The wooden bins on the walls of Leeper Hardware in Jefferson City, Tennessee, have been there for years, but their timeless appeal still draws customers’ attention. Brian Williams, who works in commercial and industrial sales at the store, explains the …

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Popular Paint Projects on Pinterest

For many consumers, staying up to date on the latest trends in home design is easier than ever thanks to social sharing sites like Pinterest. In the March 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, the editorial team looked at the different …

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