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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.

June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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Ace Hardware Names New President of Emery Jensen Distribution

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Ace Hardware Corp. has promoted Alison Dowell to the position of president and general manager of Emery Jensen Distribution. Currently, Dowell serves as vice president of operations for the company. In her new role, Dowell will oversee strategies and operational …

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Nation’s Best Acquires Hall’s Hardware in Florida

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Nation’s Best, a home improvement collective overseeing ten locations in three states, will acquire Hall’s Hardware, which has been in operation in Milton, Florida since 1960. Hall’s Hardware offers a complete line of home improvement products and includes a small …

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Orgill Partners With Zoom to Support e-Volution Buying Event

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Orgill, Inc. has announced it will be harnessing the latest in interactive meeting technology to make its upcoming e-Volution online buying event a more immersive and interactive experience for attendees. Orgill is partnering with Zoom, the industry leader in online …

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National Hardware Show Cancels September Event

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Following a postponement earlier this year, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has now cancelled its 2020 gathering, which was set to take place Sept. 1-3 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say the decision to cancel was made to prioritize the …

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended to Aug. 8

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The eligibility period for small businesses to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until Aug. 8, according to NPR. The program, which extends potentially forgivable loans to businesses negatively affected by COVID-19, was set to expire …

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Lawn and Garden Event spoga+gafa Postponed Until 2021

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spoga+gafa, the global lawn and garden showcase event, has postponed its previously scheduled 2020 event. Originally, the event was to take place in Cologne, Germany, Sept. 6-8, but will now be held May 30-June 1, 2021. Event organizers say going …

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Lowe’s CEO Discusses Changing Retail Landscape

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Lowe’s president and CEO Marvin Ellison recently discussed how the big-box home improvement chain is adapting to serve customers during COVID-19, prioritize shopper safety and respond to nationwide social movements. Ellison was the latest guest in the National Retail Federation‘s …

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