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Renee Changnon

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

5 Advantages of Blogging for Business

blogging

As consumers turn to technology for home improvement tips, there are opportunities for retailers to offer advice before a customer even walks into their business. One easy way is through maintaining a blog. Blogging is a great tool to use to create a stronger web presence …

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10 Ways to Heat Up Sales in the Grilling Category

grilling

Whether a retailer already has an extensive grilling category, is looking to improve upon an existing grilling category or is brand new to the category completely, sometimes all it takes is the smell of mouth-watering food to lure customers through …

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Cook Up Interest in the Grilling Category Through Events and Demos

grilling category

      Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Smoke the Competition Whether it’s showing his customers how to whip up a delicious meal on the grill or welcoming hundreds from the community to an annual …

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Ace to Open Customer Care Center in Florida

Customer Care Center

Ace Hardware Corp. announced this week its plan to open a new customer care center in Fort Myers, Florida. The center will employ 110 Ace corporate team members and is part of the co-op’s strategic three-year plan to grow and transform its customer …

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Facebook Live Videos Leave Consumers Hungry for More

Facebook Live

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. When Gerrod Brasseux decided to own and operate a hardware store, he knew he wanted to offer a well-developed grilling category. As a former educator, Brasseux naturally took to teaching …

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Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

Executive Planning Conference

Manufacturers and distributors will gather this fall in order to discuss new business relationships and strengthen existing partnerships. Distribution America and PRO Group-affiliated distributors will connect with manufacturers Nov. 14-16 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida for the annual Executive …

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Sears Canada Looks to Sell, Lays off Thousands

Sears Canada

In June, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy protection and announced plans to close 59 locations and cut 2,900 jobs, according to Global News. Now, the company will begin reaching out to potential buyers while it’s under creditor protection, CBC News reports. The company plans to …

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True Value Responds to Bloomberg Report Regarding Possible Sale

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According to a Bloomberg report Monday, True Value Co. is “considering a sale that could value the home-improvement store chain at about $800 million.” People who asked not to be identified as they weren’t authorized to speak publicly say the company …

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