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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.

Major Retail Chains Increase Starting Wages

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Major retail chains are raising their starting wages for hourly workers in the U.S., CNN reports. Costco will raise its minimum wage this week to $16 for hourly workers. The company employs roughly 180,000 people in the U.S., and about …

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Tracking DIY Home Improvement Activity in 2021

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on DIYers, new data reveals exactly …

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Inside Big Boxes’ Fiscal Year 2020 Sales Results

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2020 was a year of sales momentum for the home improvement market. As COVID-19 forced millions of people across the world to stay at home, they begin to see new potential for their living spaces and finally had the time …

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On the Web: March 2021

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There’s much more to discover from the March 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success. There’s More to Explore… NHPA, Industry Leaders Sign Letter on …

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Explore 2020 Home Improvement Sales Results

2020 home improvement sales

Marked by a renewed surge of DIY activity, 2020 was a year of sales momentum for the home improvement market. Now, big-box chains, wholesalers and co-ops are announcing their fiscal year 2020 financial results, shedding light on obstacles and opportunities …

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Cater to Customers Creating At-Home Offices and Classrooms

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For millions of people across North America, kitchens have become classrooms, rec rooms are now executive board rooms and every other previously unused corner of a home is finding new purpose and possibility during the pandemic. Research from PwC indicates …

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Uncovering 2020’s Most Popular DIY Projects

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Last year was unquestionably a year of sales momentum for independent home improvement retailers. New insight from Home Innovation Research Labs pinpoints specifically which projects grew in popularity from 2019 to 2020 as millions of North American families spent more …

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OHSA Issues New Guidance Against COVID-19

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In its report ,  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides updated guidance on safety measures and health standards employers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, listing the following as necessary steps: Conduct a hazard assessment. Identify control measures …

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