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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.

Taking Stock of New Tax Guidelines

tax guidelines

A new report from the Associated Press outlines some of the federal tax changes small business owners should be aware of as they begin filing their annual returns. Take a moment to review a few of the tax changes for …

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Lowe’s Officially Ends Iris Smart Home Products Line

smart home products

Lowe’s is officially pulling the plug on Iris, its line of smart home products and security systems, tech news website CNET reports. Lowe’s sent an email to Iris users informing them their devices will no longer work as of March …

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U.S. Economy Adds Jobs for 100th Consecutive Month

economy

In the January 2019 jobs report, the Department of Labor revealed the U.S. economy added jobs for the 100th consecutive month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 jobs in January, according to the …

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Target CEO Gives 4 Tips for Retail Success

brian cornell

Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Target board chairman and CEO Brian Cornell outlined what he sees as the company’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornell also presented four tips he believes are key to future retail …

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Reimagine Retail Winner Talks E-Commerce Inspiration

e-commerce

For independent retailer Matt Woods, combining brick-and-mortar expertise with e-commerce innovation was truly a winning idea. After submitting his plan to the 2018 Reimagine Retail program, presented by the National Hardware Show®, Woods received $100,000 to put his idea to …

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Reimagine Retail Winner Matt Woods Explores Tech Opportunities

matt woods

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Virtual Vision Matt Woods, president and CEO of family business Woods Hardware, says his favorite part of being an independent retailer is being able to decide what’s best for …

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Consumers Across Age Groups Talk Retail Innovations

consumer generations

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Challenging Assumptions As you look around your store, who are your customers? More than likely, your business caters to a diverse customer base—people from different backgrounds and …

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5 Financial Figures Every Retailer Should Know

financial figures

How comfortable are you with understanding the metrics and financial figures used in your business’s accounting files and financial statements? If you have trouble differentiating your defensive interval from your EBIT, you’re definitely not alone. Take a moment to review …

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