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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

Retailer Celebrates 100 Years in Business

100 Years

The village of Fort Recovery, Ohio, is known for its rich history, whether it’s the battles that took place on the land in the late 1700s or the businesses that have been staples for years. Wangler Hardware is one of …

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Facebook Ads Designed to Help Grow In-Store Sales

Facebook Ads

Facebook has a new advertising option for brick-and-mortar retailers—dynamic ads for retail. Advertising on the social media site hasn’t been tied to changing in-store inventory data in the past, but the new “dynamic ads for retail will only showcase products …

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6 Unique Retail Ideas From Colorado Stores

retail ideas

Discovering product trends, finding merchandising ideas and learning more about the home improvement industry are a few ways retailers can grow their businesses. Earlier this month, Renee Changnon and Tom Marcum with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) spent a day exploring Denver and surrounding communities …

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Retailers Find Focus at True Value Fall Reunion

fall reunion

Retailers recently gathered to find new products, gain business inspiration and network with their peers at the True Value Fall Reunion. The buying show, which the co-op hosted in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, ran Sept. 15-18. The event featured speakers, new retail …

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Kelloggs & Lawrence: History, Traditions, Cool Products

Kelloggs

For residents of Katonah, New York, a trip downtown is like stepping back in time. Nestled in the downtown area is a store that mixes nostalgia with new innovations. That business is Kelloggs & Lawrence, which began as a hardware store in …

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Lowe’s Introduces LoweBot, the Customer Service Robot

LoweBot

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 …

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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 …

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How Could You Make Your Main Street Better?

Contest Winner

This year, downtown Lynden in Washington state was the grand prize winner of a contest that celebrates American downtowns. In 2017, your city could be next. Watch for news from Independent We Stand, an organization that exists to support locally owned businesses, about the second-annual America’s Main …

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