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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.

House-Hasson Foregoes Fall Virtual Event

house-hasson january dealer market

House-Hasson has decided to forego its previously scheduled virtual October buying event in an effort to focus on improving performance on everyday business, company president Don Hasson confirms. The event was previously scheduled to take place Oct. 29-30. In a …

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Monitoring the Market: 2020, Quarter 3

Industry Metrics

Monitoring market trends in consumer sentiment, home improvement rates and construction figures can help you anticipate emerging opportunities for your business. Use the tables below to get a deeper understanding of a few of the forces affecting independent home improvement. …

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Diamond Vogel Names Its 2021 Color of the Year

diamond vogel 2021 color of the year

Iowa-based paint manufacturer Diamond Vogel has named “Dreaming of the Day,” a light blue-green shade, as its 2021 color of the year selection. “‘Dreaming of the Day’ offers a harmonious feel, an awakening to a more relaxed state of mind,” …

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How 2020 Real Estate Trends Affect Your Business

2020 real estate trends

Exploring the U.S. real estate market helps you anticipate future trends and customer needs. COVID-19 disrupted what began as a strong year for housing, but seven months into the pandemic, reevaluating key industry metrics and understanding how they will affect …

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How Prioritizing Builders Hardware Adds Up

Builders' Hardware aisle

Every home improvement operation is unique, but a few core categories unite them all. One of them is builders hardware, the various pieces used to protect and add convenience to shelves, doors, windows, locks and more. Though it’s a well-established …

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Tractor Supply Co. Opens 1,900th Store

Tractor Supply Co. has opened its 1,900th store in the U.S. Located in Oakhurst, California, the new store is close to areas impacted by recent wildfires, and Tractor Supply is donating $50,000 to organizations battling the blazes. “With the opening …

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August Home Improvement Retail Sales Rise 12% Over 2019

August Home Improvement Retail Sales

Home improvement sales are still strong compared to 2019, the latest U.S. retail sales data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. In August, home improvement sales (NAICS 444) stood at a seasonally unadjusted rate of $37.4 billion, up 12 percent …

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Now Available: 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

2020 cost of doing business study

The 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available! For decades, independent home improvement retailers have trusted this annual benchmarking tool to understand where their operation falls in the U.S. marketplace and set goals for future success. Featuring financial …

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