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Winning Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies for the 21st Century: Competing with the Big Boxes is a research study that details strategies and tactics independent hardware retailers can implement to co-exist with big box home improvement centers. During the year-long project, nearly 350 hardware store owners and …

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Merchandising for Profit

This report outlines the implications for the retail hardware/home improvement industry that come from a 2002 merchandising study by the Russell R. Mueller Retail Hardware Research Foundation. It builds on a 1989 baseline merchandising study which established industry benchmarks for merchandising techniques. Click here to view the …

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