SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orchard Supply Hardware, a neighborhood hardware and garden store focused on paint, repair and the backyard, today announced the launch of its new mobile app just in time to help customers join in celebrating 82 years in business and capture great savings at the Company’s upcoming Founder’s Day event.
“As we honor the Company’s heritage, our new mobile app is a great example of the future of our business and how we are continuing to bolster the high-quality service and advice our customers have always found at Orchard,” said Richard Maltsbarger, President of Orchard. “Since this business was founded, Orchard’s values have been based on neighbors helping neighbors. Our motto for the fall season is ‘simple solutions’ and we are excited to celebrate more than 80 years in business and the continuing loyalty of our customers by offering a tool that makes it easier to shop and complete their home improvement projects. We look forward to continuing to strengthen and grow our business and to being a vibrant member of our local communities for many more years.”
Orchard’s mobile app is designed to help customers shop more easily, get “how to” advice for their home and garden projects and take advantage of special promotions, including those offered during the Founder’s Day celebration. The app will allow customers to:
- Access “how to” videos for home repair, painting, and outdoor projects
- View weekly ads with home improvement ideas and special product offers
- Locate and check-in at Orchard stores
- Earn and redeem Club Orchard points
- Unlock special promotions and discounts
- Share product and promotional information via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest
Orchard will kick off its annual Founder’s Day event this Sunday, September 8th. This weeklong celebration is held to honor the spirit of cooperation that led to Orchard’s creation in 1931 as well as its ongoing commitment to helping neighbors with their home and garden needs.
Orchard was born in 1931, when a group of farmers in San Jose, California, formed a cooperative to purchase supplies during the Great Depression. The first Orchard warehouse was stocked with picking pails, orchard ladders, sprays, fertilizers and other farming supplies, and even non-farmers quickly recognized that it was a good place to shop and get helpful advice. More than 80 years later, that same spirit of cooperation and commitment to neighbors helping neighbors continues to thrive at Orchard. With 72 locations, more than 45,000 products, modern, easy-to-shop stores, and acclaimed customer service, Orchard maintains the same simple retail philosophy developed long ago, "Take good care of our customers and they will take good care of you."
About Orchard Supply Hardware
Orchard Supply Hardware operates neighborhood hardware and garden stores focused on paint, repair and the backyard. It was founded as a purchasing cooperative in San Jose in 1931 and as of August 30, 2013, operates as a separate, standalone business within Lowe’s Companies, Inc. The business, which continues to be based in San Jose, includes 70 stores in California and two stores in Oregon. Today, the stores average approximately 36,000 square feet of interior selling space and 8,000 square feet of exterior nursery and garden space. For more information, visit http://osh.com.