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Try New Technology for Social Media Gains

Social media can be a great tool for retailers to engage with their customers and promote what is great about the industry and their businesses. Some of the most influential people on social media might well be those customers, which ... Read More »

Custom Phone Program Gives Retailer Options

Being attentive on the phone is an important facet of customer service, but how do you retain that when you need to put a customer on hold? Smith’s Ace Hardware, which has five locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with ... Read More »

Walmart Adds Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shopping

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Walmart is adding mobile checkout options to its Supercenter locations ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, the big-box retailer confirms in a recent press release. The program, called Check Out With Me, rolls out to all Supercenter locations on ... Read More »

Product Rundown: Kitchen and Housewares

Hardware Retailing editor Renee Changnon shows off several household items and kitchen gadgets that can help retailers expand a thriving housewares category in their stores. To view the video on YouTube, click here. Read More »

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 »