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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

Wewa Ace Hardware Supports Community After Hurricane Michael

Wewa Ace Hardware

When Hurricane Michael first came on the radar in October 2018, Florida residents planned to ride out the category 1 hurricane and then resume their day-to-day lives. Overnight that changed. Michael quickly escalated from a category 1 into a category …

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New Year, New Path for True Value

True Value

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Ready for the Future By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Throughout 2018, many changes took place in the retail industry. One of those changes for independent home improvement retailers was True Value Co.’s …

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The Faces of True Value: Retailer Profiles

retailer profiles

To give readers a better look at True Value, we spoke to retailers in the industry that fly the company’s flag. Read these profiles to learn how True Value supports and works with these independent businesses. Caldwell True Value Relies …

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Exclusive Q&As With True Value Executives

True Value Executives

A Custom Approach True Value Rolls Out New Marketing Plan in 2019 Dave Elliott Senior Vice President, Marketing Dave Elliott joined True Value in 2017 from Mitre 10, a New Zealand-based home improvement co-op. He has over 25 years of …

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True Value CEO Discusses Strategic Plan, Future

CEO

John Hartmann President and CEO John Hartmann has 20 years of corporate experience, with 16 years spent in the hardware and home improvement sector. He joined True Value in 2013 after serving at New Zealand-based cooperative Mitre 10.  Hardware Retailing …

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Nelson True Value Finds Success With Distributor

Nelson True Value

When Fred Nelson was ready to retire from retail ownership of the store he had owned and operated since 1954, he didn’t want to see the business come to an end. In his search for a new owner, he wanted …

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Retail Experiences Strongest Holiday Shopping Season in 6 Years

holiday shopping season

American consumers were out in droves over the holiday shopping season, providing the strongest growth in the last six years, according to CNN Business. In fact, retail spending from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 increased 5.1 percent from a year …

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Retail Analyst Emphasizes Omnichannel Focus

omnichannel

In retail, there is a growing demand for businesses to reach shoppers both online and through brick-and-mortar stores. Modern shoppers expect an omnichannel approach, says Joe Derochowski, executive director and home industry analyst for The NPD Group, a company that …

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