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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.

Emery Jensen Edge Scheduled for Sept. 24-25

emery jensen edge

Emery Jensen Distribution has announced its annual national trade show, Emery Jensen Edge, will be a live, in-person event taking place in Orlando, Florida. Emery Jensen customers, vendors and employees will safely gather at the Orange County Convention Center on …

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Orgill’s New York DC Goes Live

orgill's new york dc

In the fastest start-to-finish completion of a ground-up distribution center in the company’s modern history, Orgill has announced that its new Rome, New York, facility is now fully operational and will begin servicing customers in an eight-state region in the …

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NRF Projects 2021 Retail Sales to Top $4.4T

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is upwardly revising its estimate on how much consumers will spend across retail sectors in 2021. The organization’s new estimate now stands at $4.4 trillion, and the NRF expects sales to grow between 10.5 and …

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Buying Event to Promote American-Made Products

Made in America 2021 postponed

As retailers across sectors have all struggled with supply chain disruptions in the past year, the Made in America buying event is encouraging business owners to take a look closer to home to enhance their inventories. The Made in America …

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3 Takeaways From the May Jobs Report

may jobs report

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 559,000 jobs in May, reducing the national unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. Notable job gains happened in public and private education, hospitality and health care. Take a deeper dive …

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Home Builders Report Sharp Increase in Building Material Prices

building material prices

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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On the Web: June 2021

There’s much more to discover from the June 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success. First Steps Toward Creating a More Diverse Workplace How Embracing …

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In Memoriam: Home Improvement Pioneer Bob Vereen

bob vereen

Home improvement industry pioneer and former Hardware Retailing editor Bob Vereen has died at age 96. He was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Stillwater, Minnesota. He spent his professional life covering the home improvement channel, visiting countless home improvement stores …

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