Hardware Retailing

OCT 2018

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 | October 2018 4 Contents Departments 06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the Web 08 . . . . . . . . . Independent Thinking 10 . . . . . . . .Taking Care of Business 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NRHA News 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trends 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Products 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checkouts 92 . . . . . . . . .Newsmakers/Calendar 94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Word On the Cover At Girard's Ace Hardware, Lighting and Furniture, illuminating customers on outdoor lighting options is a special interest for owner Joe Girard. NRHA photo by Kelsey Truex OCTOBER 2018 | VOLUME 215 | ISSUE 4 84 OPERATIONS Learning to Let It Go Home improvement retailers who don't remove slow-turning inventory may begin to look more like museums than competitive merchants. Read how one California retailer finds and eliminates unproductive inventory as you perfect this process in your own business. 90 CATEGORY spoga+gafa Shines The outdoor living event spoga+gafa drew attendees from across the world in September. Take a look at the innovative products and exciting trends that are showcased at the world's leading outdoor living market. CATEGORY Shine a Light for Customers More homeowners are opting to turn their outdoor spaces into first-class entertainment destinations. As the lighting category evolves, Hardware Retailing checks in with two retailers who shed light on how businesses can make the most of their outdoor lighting selection. 74 42 SPECIAL SECTION Return of the 10 Lists 10 Lists are back! Find Hardware Retailing's latest collection of informative, inspiring and instructional 10 lists to boost your business. From 10 Ways to Boost Employee Morale and 10 Things to Never Say to a Customer to 10 Retail Lessons From Toddlers and 10 Habits of Successful Retailers, these quick-hit lists have everything you need to help your operation finish 2018 on a total winning streak. THE ISSUE

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