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Illinois Store Showcases Its Past

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When customers walk in to Schauer’s Hardware, one unexpected turn can lead them to learning about the store’s history. The Forest Park, Illinois, business has a second floor of wooden balconies overlooking the downstairs area, which owner Richard Schauer says ... Read More »

Amazon Plans Online Home Makeover Show

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Amazon is launching “Overhaul,” an online series that tracks the progress of YouTube video creators as they remodel their homes. The decorations, furniture and other products used in the episodes will also be available for purchase directly through Amazon, Business ... Read More »

Mural Draws Attention to Store and Community

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For a long time, the building behind Trapnell-Tomlinson Co. in Metter, Georgia, had just a blank wall on the east end that could easily be seen from a major thoroughfare for the community. Owner Pernal Franklin has long envisioned having ... Read More »

5 Advantages of Blogging for Business

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As consumers turn to technology for home improvement tips, there are opportunities for retailers to offer advice before a customer even walks into their business. One easy way is through maintaining a blog. Blogging is a great tool to use to create a stronger web presence ... Read More »

10 Ways to Heat Up Sales in the Grilling Category

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Whether a retailer already has an extensive grilling category, is looking to improve upon an existing grilling category or is brand new to the category completely, sometimes all it takes is the smell of mouth-watering food to lure customers through ... Read More »

Craft Night Promotes Store’s Offerings

Holding a DIY craft workshop is an effective way to get customers together and promote your store’s categories. Michelle Schefter, owner of Langdon Hardware in Langdon, North Dakota, finds it’s also an opportunity to support other local businesses. Earlier this ... Read More »

Staff Members Find Creative Way to Commemorate Anniversary Sale

Customers visiting Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio, during the store’s recent anniversary sale saw a stunning sight as soon as they walked in the door. In the store’s lobby hung a large chandelier made of more than 1,700 paper flowers, ... Read More »

Store Commissions Painting to Commemorate Grand Opening

The first day a store is open for business means a lot of emotions and questions for an owner, including excitement, trepidation, pride and the always-present inner voice asking, “Will anyone show up?” So, when a plan comes together like ... Read More »