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2 Niches for Spring

March 28, 2017

We’ve included many articles about niches in Industry Edge for good reasons. Specialty products can boost sales, draw in new customers and create a...

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Could a Childproofing Niche Be Right for Your Store?

March 15, 2017

According to a 2016 North American Retail Hardware Association poll, 16.7 percent of consumers shop for child safety products in home improvement...

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Turning a Hobby into a Niche Leads to Success

March 7, 2017

Niche categories can be a great way for retailers to set themselves apart from the competition while also driving traffic. Which is why, in 1999, the...

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Hardware & Hollywood Bring Community Together

March 1, 2017

As most retailers understand, community outreach, such as sponsoring the local Little League team, donating to charities or hosting Chamber of...

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Pet Wash for Charity Generates Goodwill

February 15, 2017

Hosting sales and community events is a well-known traffic generator, but events that generate goodwill are also important for retailers, especially...

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Making Use of Old Inventory

February 7, 2017

Deciding what to do with old inventory is always a challenge. Retailers often question whether to mark it down to pennies on the dollar, donate it to...

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Local Passion Drives Niche

February 1, 2017

As many retailers know, the best niches develop out of a need or a passion. Taylor’s Do It Center, with 11 locations in Virginia and North...

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Moveable Merchandising Allows for Experimentation

January 24, 2017

As most retailers know, one of the easiest ways to refresh slow-moving merchandise is by moving it to a new location. Large retailers often reset...

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Creative Videos Drive Sales

January 10, 2017

Many retailers have discovered the power of providing how-to or new product video displays to drive sales in-store, but can videos that don’t sell...

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Shoppertainment is for Everyone

January 3, 2017

Most retailers know about destination stores—retailing spaces that people travel long distances to for shopping and spending time in the store....

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