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Author Archives: Renee Changnon

Lowe’s Puts ‘Lab-Like’ Smart Home Centers in 70 Stores

smart home

As consumers become more tech savvy and connected than ever before, retailers like Lowe’s are offering smart home products to meet evolving consumer needs. To help integrate these products and connected systems into customers’ everyday lives, Lowe’s has launched a store-within-a-store smart home concept inside ... Read More »

Home Depot Ditches Chemicals, Focuses on Green Goods

Home Depot

Home Depot is following in the footsteps of its big-box competitors like Walmart and Target to “disclose the chemicals in the products they sell and remove them whenever possible,” according to an article by Bloomberg. This news comes out of the company’s ... Read More »

Promote an Earth-Friendly Oasis for Birds, Bees, Pets and People

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org E(scaping) Old Habits In the past 15 to 20 years, consumer preferences have changed, as they look for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional lawn and garden ... Read More »

New Hampshire Store a Haven for Local Beekeepers

beekeepers

In the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, locals have taken it upon themselves to help the bee population flourish. Not only do they collect honey, but the main goal is for the bees to stay strong and pollinate other plants as well. ... Read More »

D.C. Hardware and Bike Business Moves Location, Introduces Cafe Concept

hardware and bike

In Washington, D.C., one of people’s favorite modes of transportation is biking. When this excitement for biking really kicked into gear in the 1970s, District Hardware and Bike decided to hop on the craze, becoming a hardware and bike shop. The business ... Read More »

Oklahoma Retailers Brewing With Passion for Hardware and Coffee

selling coffee

 In addition to knowing the home improvement industry, brothers Seth and Mahlon Boehs discovered their shared love of a good cup of coffee. That interest led to their venture of roasting, packaging and selling coffee in one of their two ... Read More »

True Value Exec: New Marketing Program Is Flexible and Locally Focused

marketing program

Independent retailers have a variety of tools they can use to encourage customers to visit their businesses. In some communities, taking out an ad in the local newspaper or a radio spot is the best way to market their business. ... Read More »

10 Home Improvement Businesses to Visit

home improvement businesses

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Do you ever go on vacation and feel the need to see the local hardware store in the town you’re visiting? While some people may not understand this urge, the staff at ... Read More »