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Can You Fix This Merchandising?

Aisle in Disorder The rows of gondola shelving spread throughout your salesfloor may not be as flashy as your endcaps or power aisle displays, but they do a lot of work. That’s where you put the rank-and-file products that make ... Read More »

Merchandising Ideas from Washington Retailers

If you’re looking for some new ideas, hit the road. Visiting other retailers is a valuable way to get inspiration and a perspective of what others in the industry are doing. Everyone has something to contribute. Earlier this spring, Hardware ... Read More »

Cedar Adds Personality to Texas Store

Shortly after Keith and Marsha Crow purchased their store, Camp Wood Hardware and Lumber in Camp Wood, Texas, in 2012, they started a complete remodel. Their to-do list included updating assortments and cleaning up the interior—fairly typical for anyone remodeling ... Read More »

Free Training Creates Gold Star Teams

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is always developing new tools and resources to train independent home improvement retailers. Best of all, many of the programs the association develops are completely free for retailers to use and implement in ... Read More »

Can Your Staff Fix This?

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Endcaps Askew Something’s wrong in the picture of the endcap on the left. Can everyone on your staff figure out what it is? In January, Hardware Retailing introduced a ... Read More »

Whitmore Ace Gets Creative With Power Aisle Merchandising

When Whitmore Ace Hardware got a surplus buy on boxes of disposable rags, director of marketing Laurie Becker saw an opportunity to get creative with merchandising. Instead of just stacking the boxes on a regular pallet display, she challenged managers ... Read More »

4 Must-Have Elements of an Outdoor Kitchen

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Take It Outside The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the smell of meat and vegetables cooking wafts through the air. This may seem like the scene ... Read More »

3 Operations Tips to Be Competitive in the New Year

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The calendar has flipped to 2019, and with the new year comes a new state of mind for many retailers. There is no question that the way consumers shop has changed significantly over the last decade, with the exponential growth ... Read More »