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A Sweet Sell For a Good Cause

When a longtime customer approached Paul Winberg, owner of Winberg’s True Value in Lakeville, Massachusetts, about selling candy bars to raise money for cancer research, Winberg was quick to say yes to the opportunity. “Unfortunately, I think everyone who walks …

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10 Photos to Take at Your Next Store Event

Store events are kind of your gig. As an independent retailer, you know how to throw a great store celebration. Each month, Hardware Retailing editors and designers hear about the unique and successful things retailers are doing in their stores. From ladies’ nights to barbecues and …

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House-Hasson Hosts Dealer Market

More than 1,200 people attended House-Hasson Hardware Company’s January dealer market. The independent regional hardware distributor hosted the dealer market in Nashville. Attendance was the highest House-Hasson had seen at a market, and included an increasing number of the Amish and …

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Brick-and-Mortar Regains Some Appeal

While consumers are more connected than ever through the Web, brick-and-mortar retailers are attracting more customers seeking in-person experiences for shopping. Growth in Internet retailing has outpaced store-based sales gains in recent years, yet consumers are moving from the Web to in-store promotions …

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Use Snapchat to Compete With Web Retailers

Here’s a suggestion for getting shoppers who check out products in your store to buy from you instead of online: use Snapchat. “A consumer walks into a store, falls in love with a product, whips out her phone, finds a lower price online, and …

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Busy Beaver Opening 16th Home Center

Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc., a chain of locally owned home improvement stores, plans to open its 16th location this year. The Pittsburgh-based company expects to open the new home improvement center by June in Fairmont, West Virginia, according to a …

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Lowe’s Canada Invites Customers to Simulate Home Improvement Projects

Lowe’s Canada is using a simulator to help customers plan home improvement projects. Consumers can enter the Lowe’s Holoroom and choose paint colors and other products via iPad to experience them at full scale, creating a 3-D model of a room …

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Store Using Challenge to Fund a Food Bank

Shoot a video of yourself biting a lemon, and a store in Colorado will donate $1 to a food bank. Starting two weeks ago, Windsor Ace Hardware, located in Windsor, Colorado, has been challenging community members and social media followers to take …

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