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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.

Existing Home Sales, Housing Starts Fall

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New data shows the rate of existing home sales in the U.S. has fallen for the third consecutive month after reaching a record high in October. Additionally, April housing starts have also fallen since March. In total, existing home sales …

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Home Depot, Lowe’s Announce Q1 2021 Sales Results

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A new article from The Wall Street Journal explores the heights home improvement has reached since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s posted their second-highest sales figures since the start of 2020, demonstrating ongoing home …

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Ace Hardware Posts Record Q1 Financial Results

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After confirming record-breaking fiscal year 2020 financial results, Ace Hardware is continuing to reach new heights by posting record first-quarter revenues in 2021. Total revenue for the company hit $2 billion, a 42 percent increase from the first quarter of …

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Lowe’s Q1 2021 Sales Reach $24.4B

lowe's q1 2021

After announcing $89.6 billion in fiscal year 2020 sales, big-box home improvement chain Lowe’s is reporting first-quarter net sales of $24.4 billion, up 23.9 percent from the same period in 2020. Net earnings for the company stood at $2.3 billion, …

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Home Depot Q1 2021 Sales Hit $37.5B

home depot q1 2021

After reporting $130 billion in fiscal year 2020 sales, big-box home improvement chain Home Depot is reporting $37.5 billion in first-quarter 2021 sales. The first-quarter sales total is an increase of roughly $9.2 billion, or 32.7 percent from the same …

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April U.S. Home Improvement Sales Jump 33% From 2020

Home Improvement Sales

U.S. home improvement sales (NAICS 444) stood at $43.2 billion in April, down slightly from $43.4 billion in March, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. However, sales for the sector are roughly 33 percent higher than one year …

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3 Hiring Tips to Create a Stronger Team

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After being declared an essential industry during the earliest days of the pandemic, home improvement is attracting many job seekers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that compared to the first quarter of 2020, the number of home improvement …

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New Resources Help Retailers Onboard Employees

Employee Onboarding Resources

The first few weeks after hiring a new employee are critical. How well you onboard them will have a big impact on retention and job performance. But if you’re like most retailers, developing a thorough onboarding program is just one …

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