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5 Ways to Ensure Your Consumables Are Fresh

consumables

Consumables—candy, snacks and beverages—can be a key category to boost average transaction size and enhance the customer experience. However, this category should be carefully monitored and regularly refreshed because it’s likely the only category in your store that includes products …

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How to Reduce Stress for Greater Retail Success

Managing your home improvement team’s stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential. When managers don’t understand the pressures and complexities their team members face as individuals and as hardworking members of the home improvement channel, they aren’t positioning their …

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How Will You Budget for 2021?

budget

After an unprecedented year full of retail volatility and strong sales for home improvement retailers, how will you budget for your business in 2021? Over the past few months, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has received hundreds of …

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What You Can Learn from Shopping Your Competitors

Price Shopping

Trial lawyers need to interview people on all sides of the case so they’re not surprised when they’re defending their client in the courtroom. That’s the approach Deron Yingst, co-owner of Jackson Center PRO Hardware in Jackson Center, Ohio, takes …

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Give Your E-blasts Purpose and Precision

e-blasts

E-blasts are great ways to keep your most engaged customers up to date with the latest events and sales at your business. With simple, often free email marketing programs available to small business owners, the sky is the limit on …

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