Hardware Retailing

JUN 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 | June 2017 4 Contents JUNE 2017 | VOLUME 212 | ISSUE 6 Departments 06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the Web 08 . . . . . . . . . Independent Thinking 10 . . . . . . . . Taking Care of Business 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NRHA News 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trends 20 . . . New Products by Industry Edge 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checkouts 66 . . . . . . . . . Newsmakers/Calendar 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Word On the Cover Robert Lau, owner of Caribou Jack's Trading Co. in Soda Springs, Idaho, received $100,000 at the National Hardware Show ® as the winner of the Reimagine Retail program . NRHA photo by Whitney Daulton 60 INDUSTRY EVENT Dreams Do Come True Caribou Jack's Trading Co. was named the winner of the first Reimagine Retail program, awarded at this year's National Hardware Show ® . Find out more about the business and how owner Robert Lau plans to use the $100,000 prize to invest in the store. 48 MARKETING Standing Out in Inboxes If you have been considering starting an email marketing campaign or are looking for ways to improve your current process, check out these tips for managing email e-blasts. Learn how to spice up your messages, prevent them from being marked as spam and much more. 50 CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT Decorate With Plumbing Just like any other home decor segment, the decorative plumbing market sees trends come and go. Find out from interior designers what the hottest trends are in this category and how you can be a resource for your customers looking for a refresh or a renovation. OPERATIONS Retailing in the City See how independent retailers in urban neighborhoods differentiate and find success despite expensive rent, high staff wages and small salesfloors. In addition, discover the similarities they share with retailers who serve suburban and rural communities. 34

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