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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.

Pending Home Sales Show 44% Rebound in May

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Pending home sales in the U.S. made a sharp rebound in May after declines in March and April, a possible sign of real estate and home construction stability after volatile weeks of COVID-19 disruption. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

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Updated: 19 States Mandate Masks in Public Spaces

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As some localities’ COVID-19 restrictions ease, certain U.S. states have moved to mandate the use of masks and face coverings while in public, CNN reports. California: As of June 18, Gov. Newsom has issued a statewide order requiring the use …

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NRHA Data Reveals COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

covid-19 home improvement

To understand how COVID-19, shelter-in-place restrictions and customers’ new expectations for safe, reliable home improvement shopping were impacting the industry, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently deployed the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. In total, nearly 300 independent home …

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True Value Announces Virtual Fall 2020 Reunion

virtual fall 2020 reunion

True Value Co. has announced the transition of its previously scheduled Fall 2020 Reunion to a virtual event. The Fall V-Union will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Previously, True Value aimed for its Fall 2020 Reunion to be held in …

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Orgill Adds to Its Leadership Team

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As part of its continued commitment to enhancing technology and its role in the company, Orgill has hired Marc Hamer to fill the newly created role of executive vice president, chief digital and information officer. In this new role, Hamer …

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PRO Group Hosts First Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

PRO Group GMC

PRO Group recently hosted its first virtual Group Merchandising Conference to safeguard the health of retailers, PRO Group employees and vendor partners. From June 22-24, 40 PRO Group member distributors and 63 vendor attendees participated in more than 1,100 one-on-one …

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Newly Updated: Stream All NRHA Town Hall Sessions

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting regular town hall sessions via Zoom to help independent home improvement retailers and channel partners stay informed amid COVID-19. In the first NRHA Town Hall covering COVID-19, retailers shared how their …

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Exploring COVID-19’s Effect on Construction Projects

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Amid COVID-19, market research firm The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have hosted regular webinars for home improvement retailers, vendors and channel partners to explore how the pandemic was impacting DIYers and contractors. In a recent session, …

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