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Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant 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 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

PRO Group Honors Top Retailers

PRO Group

Paul L. Cosgrave Award Winners Exemplify the Best PRO Group has announced the dual winners of this year’s Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award: Campbell PRO Hardware and Supply in Youngstown, Ohio, and Valley Building Supply and PRO Hardware in Sweetwater, …

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New Data Reveals What’s Motivating DIY Projects

diy home improvement projects

New data from market research firm Consumer Specialists is shedding light on exactly how COVID-19 has impacted DIYers’ home improvement habits. The report is based on research conducted by Consumer Specialists with a nationally representative sample of more than 600 …

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Register Now for the National Hardware Virtual Show and NRHA All-Industry Conference

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The National Hardware Show (NHS) and the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) All-Industry Conference are going virtual! From Oct. 12-15, the National Hardware Show will launch its virtual show and NRHA’s All-Industry Conference will be co-located with the show, offering …

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Home Depot Names Ted Decker President and COO

home depot ted decker

Edward “Ted” P. Decker will serve as Home Depot’s president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 5. Decker is a 20-year veteran of the company has served as Home Depot’s executive vice president of merchandising since 2014. In his new …

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Analyzing U.S. Unemployment Rates in 2020

COVID-19 Unemployment Rate

One of COVID-19’s biggest impacts on retail is the unemployment rate it has left in its wake. In January, U.S. unemployment stood at 3.6 percent, but rose sharply by April to 14.7 percent as the pandemic forced many businesses to …

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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

home improvement product categories

The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Solidify Your Strategy to Reach Customers Amid COVID-19

Springboard - Strategic Marketing

Marketing your business strategically is more important than ever as customers quickly adopt new shopping habits and view the retail experience through a new lens of safety and security during the pandemic. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) recently published …

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True Value’s Fall V-Union Kicks Off Sept. 29

Virtual Fall 2020 Reunion

True Value’s 2020 Fall V-Union, its first virtual Reunion, is slated to start Sept. 29 and run until Oct. 1. Registration for the event is now open to all retailers. The V-Union will be available via any internet-connected device, and attendees will …

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