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5 Niches on the Rise

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Up-and-Coming Categories Catching Consumer Interest By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org and Sara Logel slogel@nrha.org Home improvement retailing is as competitive as it’s ever been, and successful retailers are developing strong niches and establishing themselves as resources for …

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Bring Local Goods to Your Store

Creating partnerships with local vendors and small businesses is easier than you may think. In fact, many retailers featured in Hardware Retailing’s recent Housewares story said the local products they stock were brought to their attention by the vendor. If …

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How to Promote Locally Sourced Products

In the February 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, we featured retailers who are incorporating locally sourced housewares products into their home improvement stores. The housewares category provides great opportunities to source products made by local vendors and a number of …

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Housewares Selling Guide

Independent home improvement retailers have a natural competitive advantage against the big boxes –they are independent. This locality allows hometown hardware stores to differentiate their product mix through the incorporation of products from local vendors, something big boxes don’t normally do. The February …

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Finding Local Housewares is Easy

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To view the full video click here. Do you want to incorporate local products into your store but don’t know where to begin? Visiting your local farmers market or arts district are both great places to start. In this video, …

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Bull’s-eye! Archery Niche Draws in Customers, Community

Tim Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Hardware in Newburgh, Ind., has found a niche that’s right on target. About a year ago, he added archery equipment and accessories to his store. “My son competes in his school archery league and was …

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What’s in a Niche?

At Hooten’s Hardware, we’re all about selling hardware. We’ve got the products consumers need, whether they’re professional builders looking for enough lumber to build houses or DIYers who need just one more quart of Superman Blue to finish their son’s …

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In-Store Theater Makes Customers Feel at Home

From furniture to bedding to appliances, Town & Country Do it Best in Crawfordsville, Ind., has it all. One of its big sellers? TVs. With competition such as Walmart and Amazon, store staff is looking for ways to stay ahead …

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