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Lowe’s Introduces LoweBot, the Customer Service Robot


Lowe’s is adding more robots to its staff roster. The company plans to start using robots on the sales floors of multiple California stores this fall. The big-box retailer will be introducing LoweBot, a NAVii autonomous retail service robot by Fellow Robots, at 11 Lowe’s ... Read More »

Lowe’s and Amazon Partner on Smart Home Technology

smart home

Retail competitors Lowe’s and Amazon are joining forces to make their technology work together in smart homes. The incompatibility of different brands of devices has hindered the smart home market, but Amazon and Lowe’s are integrating their products so their brands can work together in ... Read More »

Small Businesses and the Threat of Data Theft

By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Hilary Welter, hwelter@nrha.org You’ve read the stories about data breaches, but are the numbers too big to hit home? In September 2014, Home Depot confirmed that hackers used malware, or software designed to steal digitally stored ... Read More »

Revolutionizing Retail: Using Technology to Build a Smarter Store

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Picture it: A customer walks into your store and receives an alert on his phone about a special on charcoal for his grill. He received the alert because he purchased a ... Read More »

Using Technology to Improve Retail

In the September issue of Hardware Retailing, we looked at six areas of your business where technology can help make your store a true “smart store.” In this video, we’ll further explore those six areas and learn more about how ... Read More »

Check Out These Resources on Data Security

Data security

In a story in the September 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, industry experts discuss how to prevent and handle issues related to data security. By speaking with these experts and doing research for the story, Hardware Retailing gathered the ... Read More »

FBI Q&A: How to Deal With Data Theft


James C. Trainor, assistant director of the FBI Cyber Division, took questions from Hardware Retailing on how small businesses can prevent cybercrime and work with law enforcement to investigate cybercrimes. Hardware Retailing (HR): Why are cybercrimes increasingly important for the FBI to investigate? James ... Read More »

Q&A: How Small Businesses Can Survive Cybercrime

Scott Reynolds is CEO of Member Insurance, which provides risk management and insurance solutions to hardware stores, building material dealers, lumber dealers and related businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. The agency provides cyber liability products, which are policies specifically ... Read More »