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Author Archives: Renee Changnon

RadioShack Brick-and-Mortar Presence Dependent on Independent Dealers

RadioShack

RadioShack, a consumer electronics company that was once one of the best-known chains in America, has shrunk from thousands of locations around the world to merely 70 company-owned stores in seven states, according to a press release from the company. At its peak, ... Read More »

Branneky True Value Hardware Journey Continues After 160 Years

Branneky

In the mid-19th century, many Americans took off on the Oregon Trail in search of new lands and opportunities. Its main departure points were in Missouri, and the route stretched 2,000 miles to California. More than 400,000 pioneers traveled the ... Read More »

Diverse San Francisco Retailers Collaborate on Training

San Francisco

Across the country, home improvement retailers make a point to carve out their own brands and embrace the needs and desires of their customers. This fact rings true in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area communities. Last week, North American ... Read More »

Independent Retailer Contest Offers Recognition, Opportunities

Indie Award

Independent We Stand (IWS), a movement that exists to support independent businesses, is hosting its seventh annual contest to help recognize a locally owned small business that has gone above and beyond to deliver great customer service and community support. According to the ... Read More »

Retail Stories, Advice and a Chance Encounter With Amazon

megan menzer

 Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. As a successful independent retailer and the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) chairman of the board, Megan Menzer is a busy person. She values time with family, at church and ... Read More »

Solar Eclipse Unites Retailers With Their Communities

solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, people across the United States took a break from their daily routines to look up at the sky. In more than 14 states, locals and out-of-towners gathered to witness the total solar eclipse that passed from ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reports Revenue Growth in Q2

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. today reported an increase in revenue over the previous year for the second quarter of 2017. The co-op’s second-quarter 2017 revenues were $1.5 billion, an increase of $66 million, or 4.6 percent, over the second quarter of 2016, which is ... Read More »

Washington Business Offers Rooftop Views, Urban Gardening and Yoga

W.S. Jenks & Son

For nearly 150 years, many residents in the Washington, D.C., area have turned to W.S. Jenks & Son for their hardware and home improvement needs. The product selection has shifted from wood-burning stoves, heaters and horseshoes  to an array of modern hardware ... Read More »