Retailer Corner

Improve Your Business with Peer Critiques

December 23, 2015

In the world of writing, peer critiques are essential. In fact, peer critiques are most commonly associated with fiction writing and classroom projects, but some retailers have discovered the power peer critiques can have in improving their...

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Accenting Walls with Hardwood

December 23, 2015

Wood flooring has had a long-standing popularity, but it isn’t just for floors anymore. A trend that has emerged over the last few years is the use of natural materials to create accent walls; wood flooring is part of this trend, and the...

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A Bright Spot After a Storm

December 16, 2015

By their very nature, hardware and lumber retailers are important in severe weather events, providing supplies that prevent and repair damage from storms. The uplifting stories of retail stores becoming the bright spot after a storm can be...

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Importance of Niche Departments

December 9, 2015

Every retailer has competition, whether it comes from a big-box store by the interstate or the discount warehouse out in the suburbs. So, why should customers choose your store over the one down the street? From a marketing perspective, one of...

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December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015

8, The number of books that the National Retail Federation recommends for retailers in 2016. https://nrf.com/news/8-books-retailers-should-read-2016 20, The best places to work in retail determined by a Forbes and Great Places to Work...

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Maintaining In-Store Cheer

December 2, 2015

During the holiday shopping season, employee support becomes top priority for owners and operators. High morale not only helps employees get through long days, it also promotes good customer service and coveted repeat business. Below are the two...

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Bathroom Trends for 2016

December 2, 2015

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (www.jchs.harvard.edu), home remodeling will continue to see growth throughout 2016 and one area consumers are always looking to update is the bathroom. Below are several...

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10 Tools for a Smooth Black Friday

November 25, 2015

Big-box retailers like Target and Best Buy have had years of experience handling the rush of crowds on Black Friday. Thanks to the popularity of online shopping and the spread of holiday deals over a week, the days of crushing crowds may be...

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3 Quick Training Tips for Holiday Help

November 18, 2015

Over the last several weeks, Retailer Corner has focused on specific training techniques to help owners and operators prepare for the influx of holiday staffing. That advice has now been consolidated into a quick, three-point reference guide that...

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Top Wish List Items for Christmas

November 18, 2015

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and according to the National Retail Federation (www.nrf.com), consumer spending will be higher in 2015 than in previous years, which is terrific news for retailers. Consumers will be looking for a wide...

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