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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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The Future of Farming Could be All Wet

December 9, 2015

A recent issue of Popular Science magazine discussed how changes in both the environment and technology have led to innovative trends in food production. One of these trends quickly gaining momentum is aquaculture, and even in places more...

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Cold Weather Tips for Small Livestock & Pet Wellness

December 2, 2015

Winter is almost here, and many livestock owners are in preparation mode to make certain their animals will survive the cold months ahead. Retailers can help by carrying select products and materials consumers need to keep their small livestock...

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Wall Paint Treatment Trends for 2016

December 2, 2015

Personalizing rooms using decorative paint techniques is nothing new, but consumers do look for new trends in how to add those special touches to create drama in an otherwise basic paint job. For 2016, retailers can suggest some of the following...

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Latest Designs in Table and Floor Lamps

December 2, 2015

Much like installed lighting fixtures, table and floor lamps have seen a revival of functionality combined with more dramatic designs. While LEDs and energy-efficient bulbs brighten spaces, lamps add to the charm and mood of the room. Consumers are...

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Winter Prep – providing Comfort for Backyard Chickens

December 2, 2015

Winter weather is on its way, and owners of backyard chickens are looking for ways to get their flocks through it as healthfully and comfortably as possible. Since chickens are susceptible to frostbite during the winter months, it is key that owners...

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Latest in Extension Cord Technology

December 2, 2015

In today’s interconnected world, consumers’ need for getting power where they need it for all of the appliances and devices is on the rise. But power outlets are not always conveniently located, which creates a strong market for extension cords,...

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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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