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Walmart Launches Virtual Reality Training Programs

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Walmart will deploy 17,000 Oculus Go virtual reality headsets to train more than one million employees across the country, the company reports. The company is launching the virtual reality training this month and will send four headsets to each Walmart ... Read More »

Amazon Invests in Prefabricated Homes

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Amazon recently invested in Plant Prefab, a California-based company that utilizes sustainable construction methods and materials “to build prefabricated custom single- and multifamily houses,” according to an article from CNBC. The investment was made through Amazon’s Alexa Fund, which “provides ... Read More »

10 Projects Young Customers Need Help With

While technology has advanced to the point where we can look up information on nearly any subject using just our phones, but ingrained knowledge and skills in home improvement projects are not nearly as prevalent in young customers. This means ... Read More »

Help Exterior Spaces Shine With Outdoor Lighting Options

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Illuminating the Outdoors Remember 2008? Homeowners were reeling from the Great Recession, and retailers were trying to figure out how they could make the most of a shrinking building ... Read More »

Product Rundown: Camping and the Great Outdoors

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted takes a look at some of the latest high-tech products for customers heading into the wilderness. See if there are any products that could improve your camping and outdoor living departments. To view the video ... Read More »

10 Podcasts Small Business Owners Should Listen To

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Across the country, independent retailers are busy. Whether you’re refreshing yourself on the benefits of shopping local to share with your customers, benchmarking your business against typical and high-profit operations or crafting a succession plan for your retail operation, your ... Read More »

Amazon Becomes Second Company Valued at $1 Trillion

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Amazon’s value recently reached a new height, with increased stock prices making the retailer a $1 trillion company. The e-commerce giant is the second American company to achieve a $1 trillion value, hitting that milestone after Apple in August, The ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day Breaks Records, Sells More Than 100M Products

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For the fourth year in a row, Amazon broke records on its company-invented shopping holiday, Amazon Prime Day. Although the online shopping event was bugged by an early glitch that prevented shoppers from accessing the website, “shoppers spent an estimated ... Read More »