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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.

Product Shortages Causing Builders to Raise Prices, Preorder

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It’s no secret that building materials are in short supply and the price of lumber and other supplies has increased significantly. In May 2021, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed builders in its annual Housing Market Index. Builders …

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Add Your Voice to the Small Business Rising Movement

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Small Business Rising, a new coalition of independent businesses, launched in April urging policymakers to reign in monopolies and level the playing field for independent businesses to compete and serve the needs of their communities. Hardware Retailing recently spoke to …

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How COVID-19 Affected June Home Improvement

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have released their final COVID-19 tracker report, highlighting the many ways in which the pandemic has affected home improvement DIYers and pros. Take a look at the latest …

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On the Web: July 2021

There’s much more to discover from the July 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success.

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Home Builders Report Sharp Uptick in Product Prices

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Even as home builders report shortages of building materials and products, new research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) suggests pros are also seeing sharp increases in product prices. In the latest version of the NAHB and Wells …

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Shedding Light on What Motivates Your Shoppers

Meet Your DIY Customers

In April, home improvement sales grew 33 percent from the year prior, fueled by continued DIY momentum. New data from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) reveals what projects DIYers are completing and what’s motivating them to tackle these home …

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Tracking the Latest Home Renovation Trends

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New data from home renovation and design platform Houzz is revealing what homeowners want from their residential renovations. Featuring insight from more than 75,000 Houzz users, including nearly 37,000 U.S. homeowners, the 2021 Renovation Trends report can help you market …

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True Value Invites Retailers to 2021 Fall Reunion

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True Value CEO Chris Kempa is inviting all independent hardware retailers to the company’s Fall 2021 Reunion in Chicago, taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at McCormick Place. The theme of the three-day event is “All In,” providing both …

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