Hardware Retailing

FEB 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 | February 2017 8 On the Web Video: Homebrewing Essentials 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 lessons, listed below. Video: Homebrewing FAQs SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS @hardwareretail facebook.com/HardwareRetailing 1 2 TREND SPOTTING Finding New Products: A Buyer's Perspective We talked with Gary Loosle, lawn and garden buyer at Do it Best Corp., to get another perspective on sourcing new products. While he works at the wholesale level, his insights are valuable for any retailer searching for new items. Read the Q&A at TheRedT.com/buyer. PHOTO GALLERY A Look Inside the Tool Museum From the impressive antique tool museum to meandering paths through the woods, Lone Oaks Farm in central Tennessee is a true monument to hardware and agriculture. In this issue, we share a profile on this one-of-a-kind destination. To see pictures from this unique destination, visit TheRedT.com/tool-museum. CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT Getting Up to Speed with Craft Beer While breweries are a great place to find local offerings, some of your customers may consider making a hobby out of homebrewing. To train your employees about the homebrewing process and how to sell the materials needed, Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) created two videos, available at nrha.org/freetraining. Video: Homebrewing Essentials This video explains the different items in a homebrewing kit and what materials and ingredients are needed to brew beer at home. Video: Homebrewing FAQs This video prepares your employees to answer questions that potential homebrewing customers may have while purchasing homebrewing kits and related materials.

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