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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.

Shur-Line, Bulldog and World and Main Unite as H2 Brands Group

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Home improvement product brands Shur-Line, Bulldog and World and Main have announced they will now be known under a singular identity: H2 Brands Group. The company says H2 Brands Group will provide customers with a global network of resources and …

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Sears Settles Lawsuit With Former CEO

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Sears Holdings Corp., the estate of the former retail titan Sears, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the $5.2 billion sale of its Sears and Kmart chains to former chairman and CEO Edward Lampert for more than $18 million, …

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Ace Hardware Names President of Emery Jensen Distribution

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Ace Hardware Corp. has appointed Michael Magee to the position of president and general manager of Emery Jensen Distribution, a division of Ace Wholesale Holdings. Magee will oversee strategic and tactical plans for growing wholesale business, including the development of …

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E-Commerce Sales Rise 18.8% in Holiday Season

Holiday sales grew 3.4 percent over 2018 levels, according to new data from Mastercard SpendingPulse reported by the Chicago Tribune. Notably, e-commerce sales grew by 18.8 percent, “marking the continuing change in how people shop,” according to the article. Sales …

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24 States Raise Minimum Wage in 2020

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As the new year arrived, 24 states across the U.S. have either raised their state’s minimum wage or plan to do so in the coming months, according to U.S. News & World Report. Check out the following list of states …

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What 2 Retailers Gained from the International Hardware Fair

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In the January issue of Hardware Retailing, you learned what’s new at the 2020 EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair. The event takes place March 1-4 in Cologne, Germany, and gives attendees access to the latest home improvement products from a diverse …

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How Culture Motivates Staff to Work Better, Smarter and Happier

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Every workplace has its own unique culture: the shared values and actions that guide each business and influence how customers and the outside world view it. When employers honestly assess their workplace culture, take steps to address long-standing issues and …

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4 Ways Positive Culture Powers Your Business

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In the January issue of Hardware Retailing, you read how Hassett Hardware and Friedman’s Home Improvement took steps to evaluate and improve their workplace culture. As each company united behind a single goal, teams grew closer and found new ways …

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