Retailer Corner

1 Sales Tip to Rule Them All

November 11, 2015

With the holiday season approaching and part-time employee ranks growing, many operators and owners will spend extra time training new hires and refreshing existing employees’ sales skills. If time is limited, start with the one rule that...

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4 Tips for Teaching Product Knowledge

November 4, 2015

With the holiday season underway, many retailers have expanded their staff to help with increased traffic. These part-time employees not only need a crash course in sales techniques and checkout procedures, they also need quick knowledge of the...

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October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015

27, The day in November expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the 2015 holiday season, thanks to the many retailers vowing to be closed on Thanksgiving....

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4 Ways to Break Store Boundaries, Boost Community Recognition

October 27, 2015

Many retailers know the benefits of participating in community activities like joining the Chamber of Commerce, donating to local charities, or sponsoring local teams or events. However, operators who experience slower traffic or are located off...

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Beyond Canning: Trends in Food Preservation

October 27, 2015

In the 1970s, a back-to-the-land movement gained momentum. Today, a similar movement is happening among Millennials, albeit an updated version that relies on green urban living rather than a migration to rural areas. One of the trends to...

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4 Ways to Develop Lifelong Customers

October 20, 2015

No matter where a home improvement retailer might be located, they are likely to see more families with young customers filling their aisles, and independent retailers are well-suited to turn these young shoppers into lifelong...

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5 Tips for Attracting the Best Millennial Workers

October 14, 2015

The holiday season is nearly here and in preparation many retailers are hiring additional help. Young workers often fill seasonal, part-time positions. The current twenty-somethings, known as Millennials, are considered to be as influential in the...

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Does Your Store Have Mold Damage?

October 7, 2015

In the midst of wet weather, make sure you’re checking your property for mold. Mold isn’t just an issue for homeowners during inclement weather; it can affect retail locations as well. And the potential health hazards of mold — such as...

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What Hardware Retailers Should Know About Instagram

October 7, 2015

The image-centric social media platform celebrates its 5th birthday this week. Here’s how it can help you showcase your store and inventory. As the adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And Instagram proves that in spades, with the mix...

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October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

Catch up on hardware industry news headlines and tidbits from last week. $1 billion The revenue available for GE’s new business division to help governments, industrial and utility customers become more energy efficient. This new company, which...

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