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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.

COVID-19’s Impact on 2020 and Beyond

NPD's Checkouts

New consumer information from market research firm The NPD Group (NPD) shows the popularity of DIY home improvement projects is a trend that looks poised to continue. NPD’s Checkout service tracks consumer behavior across all retail channels, illuminating trends in …

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Spectrum Paint to Acquire Assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg.

spectrum paint

Spectrum Paint Co. and members of the Richard family have announced plans to acquire the assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg. Co. in Rockledge, Florida. Spectrum, together with Eric Richard and Edward Richard Jr., will make up the ownership team of …

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports Record Sales and Profits in Q3

tractor supply record sales

Rural lifestyle chain Tractor Supply Co. reports record sales and profits in the third quarter of 2020, including a 31.4 percent rise in net sales during the period. In total, net sales for the three-month period ending Sept. 26 amounted …

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Drive Sales With Superior Auto Parts Selection

automotive parts

Each category you add to your home improvement business can help expand your customer base, boost your sales and grow your local reputation. Automotive parts are no different. From headlights to tail lights and everything in between, the category boasts …

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Existing Home Sales Rise 9.4% in September

existing home sales

Existing home sales rose 9.4 percent in September over August levels, reports the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The rise in September sales marks the fourth consecutive month of existing home sales growth. In total, 6.5 million existing homes were …

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PPG Reports $3.7B in Q3 Net Sales

PPG net sales

Pittsburgh-based paint manufacturer PPG has reported its third-quarter 2020 financial results, recording $3.7 billion in net sales, a 4 percent drop from the same period in 2019. Net income from continuing operations for PPG hit $442 million. Selling prices rose …

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Latest Houzz Data Highlights Home Improvement Strength

home improvement data

New data from home renovation and design platform Houzz suggests the home improvement market has recovered to pre-pandemic activity levels, reporting the strongest construction activity since the third quarter of 2018. “The results from the Houzz Q4 Renovation Barometer show …

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STIHL Names New Director of Sales

murray bishop

Outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL has appointed Murray Bishop as the company’s director of sales. Bishop is a 21-year veteran of STIHL and most recently served as the branch director at Pacific STIHL. In his new role, Bishop will oversee …

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