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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.

Discover the Most Popular DIY Projects This Quarter

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Understanding which projects are growing in popularity helps you strategize for success. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI)’s Q3 Consumer Project Planning study can help guide your merchandising and marketing to boost sales through the rest of the year. Enjoying …

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Contactless Commerce Brings New Opportunities

Contactless Commerce

Even before COVID-19 disrupted retail, customers were increasingly shifting to e-commerce solutions and exploring how contactless commerce could add convenience and value to their lives. Now a year and a half after the pandemic first altered retail operations across verticals, …

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2021 Cost of Doing Business Study Is Now Available

CODB 2021

After a seismic year in home improvement retail, understanding how your performance compares to industry peers is more important than ever. The North American Hardware and Paint Association‘s 2021 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available. The study has …

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OSHA to Issue Rules for Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers

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President Biden has issued a series of proposals to encourage more Americans to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including some rules that directly affect employers. Under the new proposals, businesses with more than 100 workers must require vaccinations for …

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4 Smart Home Trends to Watch

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Smart home technology is becoming more affordable and more popular among homeowners. From Wi-Fi enabled speakers to video doorbells and lightbulbs controlled by smartphones, smart technology brings new levels of safety and customization to DIYers. New data from the Home …

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Don’t Lose Touch: Register Now for NHPA’s Contactless Commerce Webinar

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The past 18 months have challenged every retailer to adapt to new customer demands, shifting supply chain realities and new health mandates. One of the most important factors to emerge is contactless commerce. But how can you ensure your business …

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Channellock Launches Learning Platform to Narrow Skilled Trades Gap

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As the skilled labor gap continues to impact the home improvement channel, tool manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® is launching a new tool aimed at getting young people interested in the trades. The company has introduced Trades 101, a landing page with the …

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National Hardware Show Reaffirms Commitment to Safety

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In an open letter to attendees and exhibitors, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has reaffirmed its commitment to safety at this year’s event, scheduled to take place Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say after a year of a …

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