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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.

2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Trey Hamilton

Trey Hamilton Owner-Operator Arab Lumber & Supply Arab, Alabama If you’re going to be in business, you can’t be complacent. Get to one level, then go for the next one. I don’t want to ever be on a plateau. Although …

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PRO Group Hosts Annual Group Merchandising Conference

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Earlier this month, dozens of member distributors and vendor partners gathered in Atlanta for PRO Group Inc.’s annual Group Merchandising Conference (GMC). For 40 distributor and 75 manufacturer attendees, it was a chance to strategize on new product and conference …

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Ontario Retailer Taps New Potential

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Every home improvement retailer knows finding a niche—an area where they can focus and excel—is critical. Some business owners search high and low for a stellar assortment of products to captivate customers, others become specialists in home services to augment …

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Home Improvement Spending Reaches $425B

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The U.S. home remodeling market grew by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession, and home improvement spending reached $425 billion in 2017, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Improving America’s …

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3 Ways the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study Strengthens Businesses

2019 cost of doing business study

Knowledge is power. For more than a century, independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards have relied on the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Cost of Doing Business Study to see how their businesses compare to typical and high-profit …

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Target Faces Weekend POS Outages

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On June 15 and 16, Target locations across the U.S. were hit by POS outages that impeded sales and frustrated customers, reports the Star Tribune. Bar scanners stopped working for several hours on Saturday, causing cashiers to enter barcodes by …

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Many Home Improvement Retailers Expect Negative Impact From Tariffs

impact from tariffs

After polling more than 200 independent home improvement retailers operating in the U.S., the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) finds the impact from tariffs continues to represent great uncertainty for business operators. Notably, 67 percent of surveyed retailers believe …

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PRO Group and Distribution America to Host Executive Planning Conference

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Distribution America and PRO Group will host their annual Executive Planning Conference event this November in St. Petersburg, Florida. From Nov. 19-21, retailers, manufacturers and distributor executives will unite to discuss ways to operate more efficiently and serve customers better. …

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