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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 charity or even toss it in the trash. But, one Kansas hardware retailer came up with a creative use...

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Countertops Go High Tech

February 7, 2017

As homes become smarter, certain fixtures are taking on additional roles. One of the latest products to benefit from integration with technology is the countertop. Once just a simple surface, the countertop is now receiving its own high-tech...

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4 Tips to Give First-Time Homeowners

February 1, 2017

First-time homeowners often have questions about home maintenance tasks, such as what should be done on a regular basis, as well as what to look for around the home when it comes to wear and tear. Below are four tips your staff can share with new...

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Key Accessories

February 1, 2017

Customers looking for more than the standard wire key ring or to define which key belongs to which lock can be readily served thanks to many key accessory options that not only make keys unique, but can perform other duties as well, including...

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Ladders for Painters

February 1, 2017

For anyone who paints, having a sturdy ladder can go a long way in making the job easier and safer, and the platform ladder can give users a wider, more stable area on which to stand, allowing for easier trim painting and edging. Some brands that...

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3 Products for Animal Processing

February 1, 2017

For producers of small livestock, being able to process animals for personal consumption or for market, if certified, requires equipment to make the task run more smoothly and efficiently, resulting in less stress to the livestock, less wear on the...

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Carpet Trends for 2017

February 1, 2017

With the new year comes new design trends. Below are the carpet styles retailers can expect to see in 2017. Color, Pattern and Texture: While neutrals remain steady, more individuals are choosing to show off personal style with stronger color...

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Headlines: February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

1.23 million, The value of privately owned housing starts in December, an 11.3 percent increase over November. 1 billion, The square footage of retail space that the U.S. has over what it needs, a number that is expected to grow as more stores...

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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 Carolina, recently developed a niche in response to a growing local passion for a popular lawn game. As...

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3 Tips for Making the Most of Small Salesfloors

February 1, 2017

The average hardware store is around 9,500 square feet, but there are hundreds of successful urban and small-town stores that range in size from 5,000 square feet to 1,500 square feet. How are they thriving in the era of big-box stores and...

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