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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.

Understanding New DIY Shopping Preferences

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Building materials marketing firm Venveo and market research firm The Farnsworth Group are releasing new data highlighting how DIY purchase behaviors have changed in the past year. After surveying nearly 1,000 DIYers, the insight into DIY purchasing and shopping preferences …

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US LBM Acquires Texas-Based Higginbotham Brothers

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US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the U.S., has acquired Higginbotham Brothers, a building products dealer with 38 locations in Texas and two in Oklahoma. With this acquisition, US LBM now operates more than 320 locations …

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On the Web: May 2021

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There’s much more to discover from the May 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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Tractor Supply Co. Reports $2.8B in Q1 2021 Sales

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Tractor Supply Co. is reporting $2.8 billion in first-quarter sales, a 42.5 percent jump from the same period in 2020. Previously, the company reported $2.8 billion in fourth-quarter 2020 sales and net sales of $10.6 billion for the year. In …

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How Vassar Building Center Solidified Its Brand

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In October 2020, Mike MacKay stood beside his wife Brenda at the front doors of the newly relocated Vassar Building Center in Michigan. After more than a year of meticulous planning to design a new retail space, the MacKays were …

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U.S. Small Businesses Offered Tax Credit to Offset Vaccine Costs

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President Biden is urging all employers to offer paid time off for employees to receive or recover from the COVID-19 vaccine by offering a special tax credit to offset those costs. Signed into law as part of the American Rescue …

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Home Construction & Design Pros Feel Q2 Confidence

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Residential construction and design businesses are reporting confidence for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year, according to online design platform Houzz. The company’s second-quarter Houzz Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity …

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Channellock Announces New Marketing, Product Promotions

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Channellock, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of pliers and assorted hand tools, has announced the promotion of Lynn Reynolds to marketing manager and Ken Burchill to product manager. These promotions will help ensure the company’s continued growth and future …

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