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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.

Engaging Customers Through Curbside Pickup

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Recently, the National Retail Federation (NRF) spoke with Ron Lutz, chief retail officer at strategy firm Miller Zell. Lutz discussed how retailers can truly engage customers, even during social distancing and curbside pickups, which have grown increasingly common for home …

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Lowe’s Records $22.3B in Q3 2020 Sales

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Big-box home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its third-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting $22.3 billion in sales for the quarter, about 28 percent higher than in the same period in 2019. Net earnings for Lowe’s amounted to $692 million, down …

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Channellock Completes Historic Plant Expansion

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Pliers and hand tools manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® has completed a historic expansion of its Meadville, Pennsylvania, plant. In total, the project took about nine months to complete and is now fully operational. The expansion will allow the company to address increasing product …

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Home Depot Reports $33.5B in Q3 2020 Sales

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Big-box home improvement retail chain Home Depot has announced its third-quarter 2020 financial results, reporting $33.5 billion in total sales for the quarter, up $6.3 billion or 23.2 percent from the same period in 2019. Comparable sales for the third …

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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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