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Keeping Pace as Technology Marches On

The tools we use to run a modern retail store are amazing. Computers do more and do it faster than similar models did just a few years ago. Fortunately, prices remain…

Protecting the Pollinators

Walmart and True Value have joined a growing number of retailers in deciding to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides from their retail garden supply chains. Research shows…

The Risk of Sales Tax Miscollection

As the saying goes, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. Death happens once. Taxes never seem to go away. In addition to collecting sales tax, retailers have to…

Intelligent Research for Retailers

Paladin has a new blog! Retail Science contains articles about subjects of special interest to retailers. Information is gathered from a variety of sources to delve deeply into each topic…

Building a Successful Sale

Sales promotions are one of the most powerful marketing tools available to any retailer. By definition, a sale is supposed to influence the consumers’ buying behavior by incentivizing them to come to your place of business to receive a predetermined benefit during a...

Business of Excellence: Sisters Ace Hardware

Company: Sisters Ace Hardware Manager: Jordon Tandy Location: Sisters, OR Years in Business: 11 Sisters Ace Hardware has been a fixture in Sisters, Oregon for over 35 years. The Tandy family purchased the store in 2005. As a small town hardware store, Sisters Ace is...

7 Easy Promotions to Skyrocket Sales After the Holidays

The holidays may be over but this is no time to kick back and sip the leftover eggnog. Don’t start the new year in a slump. Try some creative promotions to increase traffic in your store. The momentum you build now will have a positive effect throughout the year. 1....

Executive Perspective: Can Retail Survive the Internet Economy?

It’s no secret that brick and mortar retail businesses have been under assault from internet retailers for some time. Let’s face it, shopping online has never been so easy, convenient or, dare I say it, satisfying. The selection of products available on the internet...

How to Harness the Awesome Power of Unique Knowledge

Unique knowledge is also useful when suggesting add-on items that will make the product perform better for the customer. A guide for your new circular saw will improve accuracy when cutting plywood or other sheet goods. You’ll be able to cut straight and on your mark...

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