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Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant 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 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

How Social Media Impacts Interviews

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Keeping your eyes out for potential new hires is critical for retail success. These days, you have many resources to help you determine if a candidate will be a benefit to your operation, including their social media profiles. Stacey Furtado, …

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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Rises

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about the economy and their trade, based on the latest Housing Market Index released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo. Overall, homebuilder confidence rose to 66 points in August, …

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FedEx Delivers Big News to Amazon

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Shipping giant FedEx has told Amazon it does not plan to renew its ground delivery contract with the e-retailer when it expires later this month, reports the Los Angeles Times. The news comes after Amazon has begun developing its own …

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2019 Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Focuses on Digital Gains

2019 Home Improvement eRetailer Summit

The fourth annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Event founder Sonya Ruff Jarvis shares some of the highlights of the event and what attendees can expect to gain from the 2019 …

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Lowe’s Lays Off Thousands of Employees

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Lowe’s has eliminated thousands of positions across the company, including many maintenance and assembly employees, reports The Wall Street Journal. Many of the workers affected by the announcement put together “grills, wheelbarrows and other products,” according to the report. Now, …

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Home Depot CFO Chats Millennials, Pro Services

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Appearing on CNBC’s “Mad Money,” Home Depot executive vice president and CFO Carol Tomé gave insight into the company’s interest in millennial homeowners, how it’s using technology to personalize retail experiences for pro customers and how home improvement leadership has …

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Use Big-Box Examples for Your Social Media Policy

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Many of the best-known big-box retailers have developed their own social media guides for employees to follow as they post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms on behalf of the company. Take a look at three companies and how …

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The Benefits of Creating a Social Media Policy

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Retailers have seen the lightning-fast rise of social media over the past decade. What was once an online diversion has become a key element of marketing strategies and community involvement. Within seconds, anyone with a social media account can broadcast …

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