Hardware Retailing

MAY 2018

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HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2018 148 Planning for a Bright Future When TreeHouse started, the business opened in an existing building in Austin. In the years that followed, the original store allowed the company to test out new, sustainable, eco-friendly design elements. However, as they planned to add their second and third locations, Ballard says he and the TreeHouse team knew they wanted to build ground-up stores. Building would allow new stores to practice what TreeHouse preaches, demonstrating the techniques and products the stores specialize in, he says. "Our first TreeHouse location was a petri dish of ideas," Ballard says. "I consider it TreeHouse 1.5. Then we built the Dallas and Plano stores. Both of those " Figure out what sets your business apart from the crowd, and then find a way to make that trait the best it can be. " —Jason Ballard, TreeHouse At the Plano, Texas, TreeHouse store, the outdoor living area has a bocce ball court set up for inspiration and fun. Spring cleaning is easy as ... Retailers nationwide are helping their communities with solutions for odor control with Toter's PowerFresh odor eliminators and cart liners. With our latest products, we've curbed the smell of trash day and delivered extreme freshness and odor-fighting power to Toter trash carts – the legendary brand that's Built for Extremes. We're spreading the freshness. We hope you'll spread the good news to your customers. Free POP Display with your first order of cart liners. try.toter.com/odorcontrol = + Stop and smell the Toters.

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