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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

Will Walmart Price Cuts Shake Up Retail?


Walmart is implementing some deep price cuts on products, and the effects could be far reaching. Companies impacted the most by the big-box retailer’s slashed prices include Target, Family Dollar and Dollar General, which may see lower earnings if they drop prices to compete, Business Insider reports this …

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Retailer Promotes Pumpkins for a Purpose


Pumpkins may sell well as seasonal decor, but at Akard True Value Hardware, they also promote good causes. Since 2013, the Zionsville, Indiana, store has promoted Pumpkins for a Purpose, a fundraiser and pumpkin painting contest. Organizations and people from the community bring to the …

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China International Hardware Show Adds Enhancements

CIHS 2016

This month, more than 50,000 people will gather in Shanghai, China, to attend the China International Hardware Show (CIHS) 2016. Now in its 16th year, enhancements to the show will provide a more convenient experience for both exhibitors and visitors. CIHS 2016 will take place Oct. …

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Who Is Bidding on Sears’ Craftsman Business?


As Sears continues to search for ways to make its business profitable again, a bidding war may be underway for the company’s Craftsman tool business, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this year, Sears announced it was looking to generate more cash through its Craftsman, Kenmore …

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Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabela’s for $5.5 Billion


Two former rivals in the outdoor sporting goods industry are uniting. On Oct. 3, Bass Pro Shops announced that it is acquiring Cabela’s Incorporated for about $5.5 billion. The companies are expected to close the deal during the first half of 2017, according to an article …

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Walmart Considers Investing in Online Retailer Flipkart


Walmart is taking some expensive steps to compete with online rival Amazon, and those include investments in existing online retail businesses. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is talking about becoming a minority owner of Flipkart, India’s biggest online retailer, according to Fortune. News of the possible deal comes …

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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Delay Overtime Rule

overtime rule

Retailers may have more time to prepare for the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule if a bill becomes law. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 246 to 177 in favor of legislation to delay the start date of the overtime …

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How to Score Big in the Hunting Category


To view a PDF of this story, click here. Are you looking for a consumer’s insights into the hunting category? Then read this in-depth Q&A with Bob Cutter, an avid hunter and NRHA’s vice president of sales, by clicking here. By Renee Changnon, …

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