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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.

Jason Plummer Named 2020 Lumberman of the Year

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The Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association (ILMDA) has announced Jason Plummer, vice president of R.P. Lumber in Edwardsville, Illinois, is the 2020 Lumberman of the Year. The award is the highest individual honor given in the Illinois retail lumber …

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Analyzing 2021 Retail Sales Potential

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is evaluating how retail sales may perform in 2021 after 2020 saw both strong sales for some retail sectors and stalled activity in others. Overall, NRF says there are many economic indicators that point toward …

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Review Fiscal Year 2020 Home Improvement Sales

OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

Marked by a renewed surge of DIY activity, 2020 was a year of sales momentum for the home improvement market. Now, big-box chains, wholesalers and co-ops are announcing their fiscal year 2020 financial results, shedding light on obstacles and opportunities …

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Tracking 2020 DIY Momentum

2021 diy momentum

Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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Major Retail Chains Increase Starting Wages

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Major retail chains are raising their starting wages for hourly workers in the U.S., CNN reports. Costco will raise its minimum wage this week to $16 for hourly workers. The company employs roughly 180,000 people in the U.S., and about …

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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

diy home improvement 2021

Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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Inside Big Boxes’ Fiscal Year 2020 Sales Results

fiscal year 2020 financial results

2020 was a year of sales momentum for the home improvement market. As COVID-19 forced millions of people across the world to stay at home, they begin to see new potential for their living spaces and finally had the time …

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On the Web: March 2021

hardware retailing march 2021

There’s much more to discover from the March 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success. There’s More to Explore… NHPA, Industry Leaders Sign Letter on …

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