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Do You G.E.T. Your Customers?

In the retail industry, no matter the size of the store, there are a few common concerns: profit, stock management, hiring, firing, managing… But one that everyone deals with and wishes they didn’t is Loss Prevention. Some retail outlets have their own Loss Prevention departments with managers, assistants, agents and more for every store. Some outlets aren’t big enough to do that. So what do you do if your establishment doesn’t have dedicated loss prevention personnel but you want to do what you can to prevent theft?  One answer is simple: GET your customers.
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There’s No Place Like Home

“There’s no place like home.”  Who could ever forget those few simple, emotional words spoken by Dorothy, in the now classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. Fast forward to 2018 and that same sentiment aptly describes how millions of millennials and baby boomers feel about the homes they’ve purchased, occupy and maintain. Even though home ownership entails devoting a significant amount of time and money to do-it-yourself projects or more complex renovations managed by a pro, ownership continues to be the American dream.
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Impulse Buy Placement

Every parent in the world has gone into the grocery store with their child(ren) and had to endure the, “Mommy, can I get this?” as their child(ren) pick up every piece of candy on every shelf that forms the channel for the cashier lines. We all know why that candy is put there; precisely for that purpose. So the child can see it, want it and try to get their parents to buy it. Of course, there’s also the reality that plenty of adults like candy too but don’t pick it up in the candy aisle. Instead, they see it while they wait in line at the cashier, want it and buy it. We all know this tactic doesn’t apply just to candy or just to grocery stores. Every home improvement retailer in America has a plan for placement of impulse buy items… or should.
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Snap-on Incorporated Declares Quarterly Dividend

KENOSHA, Wis.–The Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) board of directors declared today a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.82 per share payable September 10, 2018 to shareholders of record on August 17, 2018. Snap-on has paid consecutive quarterly cash dividends, without interruption or reduction, since 1939.
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Smith-Midland Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

MIDLAND, Va.–Smith-Midland Corporation (the Company) (OTCQX: SMID), which develops, manufactures, licenses, rents, and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
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American Standard Town Square S Bathroom Collection

Inspired by the heritage of classic American architecture, yet thoroughly updated with modern technologies and conveniences, the Town Square S Collection of bathroom fixtures and faucets highlights stately silhouettes and diverse configurations to suit any bathroom. Each of the fixtures and faucets in this new offering from American Standard, part of LIXIL, incorporates authentic architectural details to make it easy to create a fully-coordinated look. The entire collection includes a signature crown molding design element, from the sink pedestal and freestanding bathtub to the toilet tank and the base of each faucet.
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SRS Distribution Announces the Opening of Four New Greenfield Locations

McKinney, TX: SRS Distribution (“SRS” or “the Company”) announced today that it has opened four new greenfield locations across the United States. These sites include: Plymouth, Michigan; Salem, Oregon; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Oceanside, New York.  Each location will carry a full line of residential and commercial roofing products and focus on servicing professional roofing contractors, remodelers, and local homebuilders.
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Lowe’s packs 15,000 natural disaster relief kits

With wildfires roaring throughout California, over a thousand Lowe’s volunteers packed and loaded natural disaster relief kits to provide immediate aid to families in need. “When the times get bad, Lowe’s is at its best,” said Janice Little, Chief Diversity Officer. “We are here to stand with our company and those affected by natural disasters, to restore their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.”
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Celebrating 100 Kids Workshops

The first time Kate used a hammer, she was three years old. Her parents brought her to a Kids Workshop at The Home Depot in Madison, Alabama, and they’ve been back almost every month since. Kate is now 13 with more than 100 workshops under her belt. “Whenever I finish a craft,” Kate reflects, “it really makes me feel like, ‘Whoa, hey, I did something! I got this done myself! I made it my own!’”
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GE Appliances Changes the Game with Launch of Cafe

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, announced today the launch of its new Café brand with The Matte Collection, the brand’s first line of customizable, modern kitchen appliances. Disrupting the industry’s sea of stainless with brushed bronze, brushed stainless, brushed copper and brushed black hardware and luxury matte finishes, Café’s Matte Collection offers a line of appliances for the stylish consumer shopping within a mass premium price range.
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