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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.

UPDATED: States, Provinces Declare Home Improvement Stores ‘Essential’ Amid Shutdowns

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Updated March 30, 2020: For a complete overview of how U.S. states and Canadian provinces are handling the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, cities and states across the U.S. are declaring …

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Why Banking Local Matters Just as Much as Buying Local

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As a small business owner, you practice what you preach. You buy local, eat local, and when you go on that hard-earned vacation, you even sleep local. But do you bank local? In honor of Community Banking Month this April, …

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Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

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Shop-local movement Independent We Stand is offering free resources to help small businesses keep sales strong during the impact of COVID-19. The organization recently released a list of five ways customers can support small businesses. Among the organization’s tips is …

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COVID-19 News and Resources for Retailers

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Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are committed to helping retailers stay agile and safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page, find a continually updated collection of COVID-19 resources for retailers, including news, retailer …

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Retailers Across North America Remain Resourceful Amid COVID-19

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As local and federal lawmakers across North America issue guidance to stay at home, many are permitting hardware and home improvement stores to remain open to serve their communities. Read about retailers from across North America who are continuing to …

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NRHA, Industry Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Deem Home Improvement Retailers ‘Essential’

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and home improvement industry leaders are banding together to urge federal, state and local governments to deem home improvement workers as “essential” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed …

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COVID-19 Prompts Major Shift in Retail Operations

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On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the first in more than a decade. As the number of confirmed cases surpassed 3,100 people in 49 states, governments, communities and businesses of all sizes have been forced …

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Home Improvement Industry Responds to COVID-19

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With more than 500 confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the home improvement market is beginning to feel the effects. Thus far, many prominent home improvement events have either been canceled or postponed, including …

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