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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

How Would You Reimagine Retail With $100K?

reimagine retail

As you pack your bags to attend the National Hardware Show® May 9-11, plan for what you may bring home—product samples, information and possibly $100,000 to reimagine retail in your business! This year, the National Hardware Show is making a point to invest even …

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Why Businesses Should Act Like These 3 Big Box Retailers

Amazon, Nordstrom and Walmart

As an independent retailer, competition is everywhere. Whether it’s an online retailer, a big box chain or a luxury department store, customers expect more out of the retail experience than ever before. In order to compete with companies like Amazon, Nordstrom and Walmart, consider taking specific …

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Ace Hardware Collaborating With The Grommet

Ace Hardware and The Grommet

This month, Ace Hardware and The Grommet announced a collaboration that brings innovations of local makers into Ace Hardware retail stores. The Grommet, a product-launching platform for innovative consumer products, began its partnership with Ace for the holiday season, and it will continue in …

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Home Hardware Stores Co-Founder Dies at 95

Home Hardware

Walter Hachborn, former president and Home Hardware Stores Ltd. co-founder, died on Dec. 17 at the age of 95. Hachborn began his hardware career in 1938 at Hollinger Hardware in St. Jacobs, Ontario, and dedicated his entire life to serving his …

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Consultant: Sears, Like Titanic, ‘Looks Set to Sink’


Sears’ third-quarter earnings followed the company’s downward financial trend, inspiring conjecture about the possibility of the company’s demise. “Sears keeps promising investors a turnaround but its results only seem to get worse,” Fortune magazine says. This month, Sears Holdings Corporation released financial results that showed continued …

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A New-Year Inspired Kitchen


When the holiday season wraps up, consumers are ready to shop for the New Year. New Year’s resolutions will be on your customers’ minds this month. For many people, this means weight loss goals and healthy eating. To help health-conscious customers …

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Retailers Draw Crowds on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Independent retailers across the country had many things to be thankful for at the close of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping from small businesses on Small Business Saturday. These numbers are a 13 percent increase from 2015, according …

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Experts Discuss How Retailers Can Sell the Childproofing Category

Childproofing Category

To view a PDF of this story, click here. To see a list of resources from childproofing experts, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bringing Home Baby When couples are expecting a baby in Dubuque, Iowa, they know they can find everything …

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