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Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

Analyzing Top Home Improvement Categories

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New data from market research firm Numerator is revealing the latest insights into key home improvement categories. Take a look at Numerator’s latest findings to learn how you can use up-to-date shopping data to position your home improvement categories for …

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports Record Q2 Earnings

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Big-box home improvement chain Tractor Supply Co. has reported record earnings for its second quarter, which ended June 26. The company’s net sales for the second quarter stood at $3.6 billion, up more than 13 percent from the same period …

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Home Depot and Lowes Set Sights on Pros

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A new report from CNBC highlights how big-box home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s are increasingly focusing on capturing sales from pro customers. During the pandemic, both companies saw sales rise sharply as more customers invested in home improvement …

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Pending Home Sales Rise 8% in May

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New data from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) shows pending home sales jumped 8 percent in May, up more than 13 percent from the same period in 2020. The association monitors home sales trends in four U.S. regions, all …

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Product Shortages Causing Builders to Raise Prices, Preorder

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It’s no secret that building materials are in short supply and the price of lumber and other supplies has increased significantly. In May 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed builders in its annual Housing Market Index. Builders …

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Add Your Voice to the Small Business Rising Movement

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Small Business Rising, a new coalition of independent businesses, launched in April urging policymakers to reign in monopolies and level the playing field for independent businesses to compete and serve the needs of their communities. Hardware Retailing recently spoke to …

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How COVID-19 Affected June Home Improvement

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have released their final COVID-19 tracker report, highlighting the many ways in which the pandemic has affected home improvement DIYers and pros. Take a look at the latest …

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On the Web: July 2021

There’s much more to discover from the July 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success.

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