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Cedar Adds Personality to Texas Store

Shortly after Keith and Marsha Crow purchased their store, Camp Wood Hardware and Lumber in Camp Wood, Texas, in 2012, they started a complete remodel. Their to-do list included updating assortments and cleaning up the interior—fairly typical for anyone remodeling …

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How 3 Retailers Find and Sell Unique Categories

Gourmet foods, local gifts, unique home goods, custom cabinets, firearms, live bait, microbrew beer, even frozen pizzas— there’s no shortage of variety alongside the core hardware categories at Solon Springs Mercantile. Owners Meg and Ken Thoreson have built up a …

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Retailers Share Niche Categories

Niche categories can add excitement to your business, and most retailers are always on the lookout for a new category to try. In the 2019 May issue of Hardware Retailing, three retailers offered their insights into how they’ve created successful …

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3 Ways Retailers Can Help Customers Make the Most of Spring

Homeowners across North America are getting ready to reclaim their lawns and outdoor spaces from winter’s wrath, and independent home improvement centers will play a key role in helping them this spring. From providing nutrition for grass and plants to …

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How Concrete Stains Can Solidify Coatings Sales

It’s the small touches that can make a house a home. Many homeowners see their house as a sanctuary and a symbol of their tastes and priorities. Do they prize game day celebrations in a renovated basement? Or do they …

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3 Ways to Leverage Colors of the Year

Colors of the year selections are some of the biggest news paint manufacturers announce. At the beginning of the new calendar, manufacturers across the coatings spectrum select hues they think encapsulate the customers’ moods and style preferences. Whether it’s a …

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Can Your Staff Fix This?

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Endcaps Askew Something’s wrong in the picture of the endcap on the left. Can everyone on your staff figure out what it is? In January, Hardware Retailing introduced a …

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Fishing Products and Services Can Catch the Public’s Interest

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Luring Them In Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are all about the experience. Whether it’s the first rays of sunlight hitting a stream at dawn or the tug on the …

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