Hardware Retailing

APR 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | April 2017 6 On the Web Infographic: Maintain Your Merchandising Does your staff know how to maintain effective merchandising? Download and post this infographic in the breakroom as an educational reminder. This series of quick lessons on topics such as selling skills, merchandising, product knowledge and operations is geared toward all levels of employees. Visit nrha.org/freetraining to download this month's lesson, listed below. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS @hardwareretail facebook.com/HardwareRetailing CORE CATEGORY ALL-STARS Check Out the Best in Class Core categories shouldn't be an afterthought when it comes to merchandising. Looking for some ideas to spruce up your store? To view a photo gallery of creative and well-executed displays in plumbing, electrical and lawn and garden, visit TheRedT.com/all-star. CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT The Future of Solar Power Think ahead to 2027—what will solar power look like? How will developments in the solar energy industry impact home improvement? Two experts weigh in on what's going on with solar today and where the industry may be heading in the near future. Expert Q&A: Alexandra Habson, senior communications manager for the Solar Energy Industries Association, answers questions from Hardware Retailing about current growth statistics in solar energy and what these trends could mean. Visit TheRedT.com/seia-qa. Expert Opinion: Craig Lawrence, founder of Realization Ventures, says what he thinks about the future of solar power in small-scale and residential properties. Read more at TheRedT.com/solar-future. Merchandising Maintenance Face: Turn products so the label faces front, so you make full use of the manufacturer's packaging.

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