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Focus On These Two Social Media Tactics

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While they’re not necessarily brand new tactics in the social media sphere, video and advertising are two elements that should be part of your social media strategy. According to Meag Shaffer, executive vice president of social media at social media ... Read More »

Home Depot to Sell Tesla Solar Panels, Batteries

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The Home Depot will sell Tesla solar panels and batteries in dedicated spaces in 800 retail locations, Bloomberg reports. The installations of the retail spaces are already underway and will be completed within the first half of the year, the ... Read More »

Chatting With Lowe’s, Courtesy of Apple

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When Apple announced details of its not-yet-released iOS operating system this month, the name Lowe’s popped up as a partner in a new feature called Business Chat. That new feature will offer an avenue for Lowe’s to offer customer service ... Read More »

2017 State of Independents Conference Explores Opportunities for Retailers

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. Redefining Service If your business doesn’t have an online presence, you’re not prepared for the future. That sentiment was a strong takeaway from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) third annual ... Read More »

Amazon Opens Grocery Store Without Cashiers

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This week, Amazon opened its first automated grocery store at its Seattle campus, CNBC reports. The 1,800-square-foot grocery store, called Amazon Go, operates without cashiers and registers, and the e-commerce giant says that customers won’t have to wait in line ... Read More »

Facebook Famous: Triangle True Value Gains 35K Fans From Viral Video

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When Triangle True Value Hardware created its Facebook page about five years ago, the team just wanted a way to connect with its loyal customers in Greenwood, South Carolina. Will Thompson, store manager, has been managing the page to keep ... Read More »

House-Hasson Upgrades Tech to Boost Efficiency, Store Owner Profitability

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Mobile computers and headsets in House-Hasson Hardware’s corporate headquarters warehouse and upgraded electronic scanners for the company’s independent hardware stores and lumberyards will enable 20 percent faster response to orders and speed retailers’ ability to get items on shelves, the ... Read More »

NRF 2018: Annual Show Highlights Retail Today, Tomorrow

NRF 2018

Thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York this weekend at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual industry event to focus on the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers can keep up. The trade association’s 107th annual ... Read More »