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Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

Walmart and FedEx Office Join Forces

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As the competition between Walmart and Amazon continues to intensify, the big-box chain now has a new partner against the e-commerce giant—FedEx Office. Walmart and FedEx have tested a store-within-a-store concept in about 50 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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Hardware Manufacturer Representative Saleslink Acquires Group MW

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Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it is acquiring a similar organization, Group MW, effective April 1. Both organizations provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Businesses Along Mississippi River Show Strength

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Last week, I was given the chance to join Independent We Stand on the Great American River Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). We visited independent businesses along the Mississippi River to see how …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Louisiana Highlights Stories of Survival, Support

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After wrapping up Day 4 of the Great American River Road Trip, the Independent We Stand team and I made our way to Greenville, Mississippi, before making our final stops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and New Orleans. When we arrived …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Strong Opportunities in Memphis, Tennessee

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Day 3 of the Great American River Road Trip brought us to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where we were able to share independent business owners’ love of their community, their support of the military and much more. Early the next day, …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Missouri Supports Local Business, Military

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After finishing up our interviews in Davenport, Iowa, on Day 2 of the Great American River Road Trip, we went to Up, the rooftop bar on top of The Current. We enjoyed some great food and drinks before heading back …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Independents Stand Together in Iowa

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After wrapping up Day 1 of the Great American River Road Trip in Minnesota, the Independent We Stand team and I hopped in the SUV to embark on our next leg of the road trip, visiting independent businesses along the …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Small Businesses Make Memories in Minnesota

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Two years ago, I joined up with Independent We Stand on their annual road trip, vising independent businesses along Route 66, from Oklahoma City to the Santa Monica Pier. I tagged along as a representative of the North American Retail …

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