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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.

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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3 Outdoor Power Equipment Trends to Follow

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Market research firm The Farnsworth Group has delved into the consumer trends shaping the outdoor power equipment marketplace. The firm recently completed a public industry study among more than 600 DIYers who had recently purchased or plan to purchase outdoor …

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Ace Hardware and Emery Jensen Aim for Virtual Shows in Spring

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Ace Hardware and Emery Jensen have announced they will proceed with a digital convention in the spring of 2021. Ace’s 2021 Spring Convention was originally slated to take place in person in Dallas. In March, Ace Hardware was one of …

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Walmart U.S. CEO on Meeting New Shopper Needs

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently hosted a webinar with Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner to learn how the company had pivoted during COVID-19 to ensure staff and shopper safety. In August, the company announced its second-quarter financial …

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House-Hasson Announces Online Dealer Market for January

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House-Hasson has announced plans for a virtual dealer market in January instead of its traditional in-person event normally held in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fresh Start online dealer market is currently scheduled to take place Jan. 28-29. House-Hasson president Don Hasson …

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Orgill Outlines ‘Dynamic’ Approach to Shows, Conferences & Buying Markets

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Orgill Inc. is announcing plans to forgo its in-person 2021 Spring Dealer Market and proceed with a more dynamic and flexible approach to its physical shows, conferences and buying markets starting next year that will incorporate online, live and hybrid …

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Preparing for a DIY Holiday Season

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New research from The NPD Group reveals more shoppers are choosing to take care of household¬† projects they would normally have hired someone else to do before the start of COVID-19. The research firm finds more DIYers are handling general …

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