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Plumbing Selling Guide

plumbing selling guide

This month, Hardware Retailing magazine took a look at technology in the plumbing category. To read the full plumbing story click here. To help you further explore the topic, we have included extra information in our Web-only Category Selling Guide that will be produced …

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Paint Companies Select Color of the Year

paint companies

With 2014 coming to a close, upcoming trends for 2015 are being showcased. Paint companies are picking their 2015 color of the year, predicting which color will make its way into homes across America. Benjamin Moore picked Guilford Green, a …

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Four Ways to Add Value to Your Grilling Assortment

grilling

The downside of grills is that everybody sells them. Big boxes, discount stores and specialty stores all feature grills, but selling accessories and services can one-up the competition and lead to increased sales. Carrying charcoal, propane, grill brushes, turners, smoking …

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Bright Ideas in Selling High-Efficiency Bulbs

bulbs

Retailers have made changes in their lightbulb inventory—and in the bulbs they use in their own stores—in order to comply with federal regulations as incandescent lightbulbs are phased out and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), LED lamps and halogen bulbs …

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Retailer Cleans Up with Detergent Sales

detergent

The staff at K&B True Value know what keeps their customers coming back: laundry detergent. For the past few years, staff at the Annapolis, Maryland, store have offered a laundry detergent filling station for their customers, giving them an easy …

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