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Explore New Opportunities With the Camping Niche

camping

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bear Necessities When customers arrive at Bear Hardware in Nashville, Indiana, they are welcomed by a giant carved wooden bear and a friendly team of employees. …

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Prepare for Customers’ Needs in Paint and Sundries

paint and sundries

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org ‘Help Me, Help You’ A paint department can be a beautiful focal point for any home improvement retailer. For the customer, paint brings a bright, vibrant display of …

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Turning ‘Scrap’ Into Savings

Porters Building Center prides itself on providing whatever its customers need. From a full-service lumberyard to rental and hardware, the four-location business has built a loyal following for service and products. Yet one of its most desired products started as …

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New Hampshire Store a Haven for Local Beekeepers

beekeepers

In the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, locals have taken it upon themselves to help the bee population flourish. Not only do they collect honey, but the main goal is for the bees to stay strong and pollinate other plants as well. …

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D.C. Hardware and Bike Business Moves Location, Introduces Cafe Concept

hardware and bike

In Washington, D.C., one of people’s favorite modes of transportation is biking. When this excitement for biking really kicked into gear in the 1970s, District Hardware and Bike decided to hop on the craze, becoming a hardware and bike shop. The business …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up

farm, pet and ranch customers

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Food for Thought Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up You know your customers. You know the necessities for your farmers, your ranchers and your pet owners. …

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How to Be a Destination for the Homebrewing Community

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Tapping Into a New Niche A walk into the aptly named Brewer’s True Value Hardware reveals an experience and some niche products most home improvement stores don’t offer. …

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Experts Discuss How Retailers Can Sell the Childproofing Category

Childproofing Category

To view a PDF of this story, click here. To see a list of resources from childproofing experts, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bringing Home Baby When couples are expecting a baby in Dubuque, Iowa, they know they can find everything …

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