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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 sense of community, especially for small retailers. So, for spring, why not consider adding...

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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 Gladieux family of Oregon decided to take a chance on a new niche when they moved their Do it Best...

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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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The Power of Niche

September 27, 2016

Some retailers pride themselves on being the best local source for hardware, stocked top to bottom with the core lines that have been adjusted to the perfect mix for their customers. So, why bother adding something new to the inventory? It may...

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5 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Recreation Niche

September 13, 2016

More people are enjoying the great outdoors, whether it’s in their own backyard or in one of the many public parks or green spaces available across the country. And, according to the Outdoor Industry Association, Americans spend $120.7 billion on...

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