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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.

U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

u.s. economy

The U.S. economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels as gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, The New York  Times reports. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, GDP grew 6.5 percent. Housing accounted for roughly …

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5 Ways to Be More Successful at Time Management

As a small business operator, you are likely the keeper of many tasks and responsibilities. Sometimes, there isn’t enough time in the day to get to everything, and knowing which tasks to prioritize can be challenging. Check out this list …

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Fun Backyard Games for the Whole Family

Warm weather means more time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the company of friends and family. Help your customers create fun and family-friendly outdoor spaces with backyard games and activities. Great for kids of all ages, the GoSports Giant 4 …

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Reaching New Customers With a Wholesale Supply Program

Local business owners in small communities often need to go out of their way to stock up on items like toilet paper, cleaning supplies and other business necessities. These types of items are generally in stock at independent home improvement …

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Enhancing Your Brand

Your company’s brand is more than your logo, website and mission statement; your brand also includes the appearance of your store inside and out. Undertaking an exterior renovation, or even just making a few small changes, can go a long …

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Management Lessons From Operating Multiple Operations

Glenn Ubertino, owner of Zoller Hardware, recently shared with Hardware Retailing how he is able to manage four thriving businesses simultaneously. Get insights from Ubertino and find ways to streamline your own operation below.

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Home Depot and Lowes Set Sights on Pros

A new report from CNBC highlights how big-box home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s are increasingly focusing on capturing sales from pro customers. During the pandemic, both companies saw sales rise sharply as more customers invested in home improvement …

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Canadian Retailers Welcome Higher Sales, New Opportunities

Canadian News Report

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian retail home improvement market experienced many of the same challenges encountered in the U.S., while also observing the same surge in spending. North America proved to be a great market for home improvement spending. …

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