Orchard Supply launches mobile app for Founder's Day

After months of bankruptcy and acquisition dealings, Orchard Supply Hardware is back in the news with the announcement of a new mobile app in honor of the company's annual Founder's Day event, which kicked off on Sept. 8.

“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.

Celebrating 82 years in business, the app will help customers shop and take advantage of special savings during the event, as well as get "how to" advice for home and garden projects. Weekly ads will promote home improvement ideas and special product offers, and social features will allow users to check in at stores, earn and redeem Club Orchard points, unlock special promotions and share via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

“Since this business was founded, Orchard’s values have been based on neighbors helping neighbors," Maltsbarger continued. "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.”