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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.

Distribution America and PRO Group Hold First Virtual Executive Planning Conference

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To provide attendees with invaluable one-on-one interactions amidst the pandemic, Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. have hosted the first ever virtual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) using the Zoom platform. From Nov. 16-19, distributor and vendor attendees had the opportunity …

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Explore Q3 2020 Big-Box Financial Results

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In the past month, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply have all announced their third-quarter 2020 financial results. For all companies, sales in this period coincided with massive disruptions caused by COVID-19. Even amid retail volatility, the third-quarter 2020 financial …

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Engaging Customers Through Curbside Pickup

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Recently, the National Retail Federation (NRF) spoke with Ron Lutz, chief retail officer at strategy firm Miller Zell. Lutz discussed how retailers can truly engage customers, even during social distancing and curbside pickups, which have grown increasingly common for home …

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Lowe’s Records $22.3B in Q3 2020 Sales

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Big-box home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its third-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting $22.3 billion in sales for the quarter, about 28 percent higher than in the same period in 2019. Net earnings for Lowe’s amounted to $692 million, down …

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Channellock Completes Historic Plant Expansion

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Pliers and hand tools manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® has completed a historic expansion of its Meadville, Pennsylvania, plant. In total, the project took about nine months to complete and is now fully operational. The expansion will allow the company to address increasing product …

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Home Depot Reports $33.5B in Q3 2020 Sales

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Big-box home improvement retail chain Home Depot has announced its third-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting $33.5 billion in total sales for the quarter, up $6.3 billion or 23.2 percent from the same period in 2019. Comparable sales for the third …

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Home Depot to Acquire HD Supply

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Big-box retailer Home Depot has announced plans to acquire HD Supply Holdings Inc., a leading national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. The acquisition is expected to position Home Depot as a lead supplier of MRO products, the …

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US LBM to Be Acquired by Bain Capital

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Building materials distributor US LBM has signed an agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company. US LBM will continue to operate under president and CEO L.T. Gibson and the current management team. Financial …

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