Hardware Retailing

MAR 2017

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Here's a peek behind the counter at the hardware store and museum Järnhandel at Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden. During her visit to Stockholm, Welter visited independent home improvement store Fredells Byggvaruhus. Retailer and Association Visits Stockholm, Sweden Welter also traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, in January to meet with Byggmaterialhandlarna, the association serving home improvement retailers in Sweden. Former retailer and president of the Swedish Hardware Heritage Association Göran Sundström took Welter on a tour of stores including XL-BYGG, Flinks Jarn, Fredells Byggvaruhus and more. She was also introduced to a unique home improvement history preservation project. In 2005, the Swedish Hardware Heritage Association funded the opening of a hardware store and museum called "Jarnhandel in Skansen." The store is part of an open-air market called Skansen, which is dedicated to educating the public on five centuries of Swedish history. Learn more about Welter's visit at TheRedT.com/nrha-abroad-sweden. For more on the museum and store, visit TheRedT.com/swedish-history. frogtape.com © ShurTech Brands, LLC 2016/65245 Stock The Product That Will Be Leaping Off Your Shelves! FrogTape ® is the only painting tape treated with PaintBlock ® Technology which delivers sharp paint lines the fi rst time, every time. Available in off shelf displays, make sure your store has FrogTape ® stocked so customers can experience the FrogTape ® difference!

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