Tips on How to Keep Your Store Merchandising Fresh & Fun

By Amanda Wolfson. Coming off of a recent store renovation for a major national department store, I got an insider’s look at what is important in giving a retail store a makeover and keeping its aesthetics modern and fresh – no matter how large or small your store may be. Among the things that stood…

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3 Ways to Help Gift Stores Strengthen Their Merchandising

When it comes to brick and mortar stores, nothing is more powerful than the visual appeal your store can offer. From the curb appeal of your storefront to what customers see when they first walk into your retail space, there are countless ways to entice consumers through displays and merchandising. To help? Consider the three…

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Integrity is Not Situational. Do You Show It?

By Chris Edmonds. You do not have to go very far in global media outlets to find reports of highly visible, otherwise “responsible” people behaving badly. Whether it’s for accusations of sexual harassment, degrading behavior, misuse of funds or more, you can easily find news articles about men and women who do not demonstrate a…

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Ace Hardware Acquires Majority Stake in The Grommet, Helping to Further Support Local Entrepreneurs

Oak Brook, Ill. and Somerville, Mass., Oct. 3, 2017 – Ace Hardware Corporation and The Grommet, announced that Ace Hardware has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet. The Grommet operates an e-commerce website that markets and sells new and innovative products created by independent entrepreneurs, also known as Makers….

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Name-Drop Merchandise: 3 Reasons You Should Add It To Your Store

Looking to capture stronger sales in your resort, souvenir or gift store? Look no further than name-drop merchandise, which is inventory sold that offers names customized – including the names of people and places – on each unique item. From keychains to ornaments to plush toys to t-shirts and more, there is an abundance to…

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