In store: The sweet smell of success
Naples, Fla.-based Sunshine Ace Hardware’s newly renovated store incorporates new clean colors, family and community history, and even product-related scents into the new design, according to the Fort Myers News-Press.com.
According to the article, the store owners are experimenting with scents to subtly help customers associate the scents with the products, such as ocean scent in the fishing department, barbecue smells near the grills and even fresh grass scent in lawn and garden.
The store owners have also incorporated art and photos of the local community, as well as some of their family history, into the design.
Pittsburgh hardware store closes after 74 years
The store, which has been in business since 1936, announced it will begin its going-out-of-business sale this week after fighting off hard times for the past few years, the article reported.
Ace helps Minnesota recycle holidays
The program, called Recycle Your Holidays, helped to collect more than 100,000 pounds of old holiday lights last year with the help of Ace dealers and other partners. This year, the goal is to double that number, according to the Recycling Association’s website.