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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.

Explore 2020 Home Improvement Sales Results

2020 home improvement sales

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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Cater to Customers Creating At-Home Offices and Classrooms

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For millions of people across North America, kitchens have become classrooms, rec rooms are now executive board rooms and every other previously unused corner of a home is finding new purpose and possibility during the pandemic. Research from PwC indicates …

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Uncovering 2020’s Most Popular DIY Projects

DIY

Last year was unquestionably a year of sales momentum for independent home improvement retailers. New insight from Home Innovation Research Labs pinpoints specifically which projects grew in popularity from 2019 to 2020 as millions of North American families spent more …

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OHSA Issues New Guidance Against COVID-19

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In its report ,  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides updated guidance on safety measures and health standards employers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, listing the following as necessary steps: Conduct a hazard assessment. Identify control measures …

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Lowe’s Reports $89B in 2020 Sales

lowe's 2020 sales

Home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, revealing more than $89 billion in sales throughout a year marked by strong DIY spending. In total, Lowe’s reports fourth-quarter net sales of $20.3 billion, up …

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Exclusive: True Value CEO Chris Kempa Shares Thoughts on Retail Success

true value ceo chris kempa

True Value CEO Chris Kempa took time to speak to Hardware Retailing before the company launches its 2021 Spring V-Union. Learn more from Kempa about what to expect from this year’s virtual event, how True Value is adapting to better …

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Home Depot Announces $132B in 2020 Sales

home depot sales 2020

Big-box chain Home Depot has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, reporting more than $132 billion in sales throughout the year. Sales in the fourth quarter stood at $32.3 billion, an increase of 25.1 percent from the …

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Ace Hardware Reports Record Sales, Revenue in 2020

ace hardware 2020 financial results

Ace Hardware Corp. has reported its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, confirming a record-breaking year for the home improvement retailer. For the fourth quarter, Ace reported revenues of $2.1 billion, a 39 percent increase from the same period …

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