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Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant 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 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

Amazon Incentives: How Much Is Too Much?

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As Amazon continues its search for a second headquarters somewhere in North America, the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board advises local and state governments to conduct a thorough economic analysis and get binding commitments before making final agreements with the …

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Sears, Whirlpool End 101-Year Partnership

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In an employee memo sent last week, Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will no longer sell Whirlpool products at its stores, ending a partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than a century, reports the Chicago Tribune. Effective …

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Home Depot’s Strategy for Reaching America’s Largest Age Group

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Home Depot and other retailers are altering their marketing campaigns, product design and consumer outreach programs to better target 26-year-olds, currently the largest age group in the U.S., reports The Washington Post. The cohort numbers around 4.8 million people and …

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How to Boost Your Operation’s Cybersecurity

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The Department of Homeland Security wants to help your business improve its cybersecurity. The agency has named October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is launching campaigns to help business owners understand the importance of cybersecurity and identify online threats to their …

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Holiday Shopping Is Better When It’s Local

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Spread the shop local message all holiday season long with a free downloadable resources from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The 2017 Home Sweet Home Pros’ Edition from NRHA and Independent We Stand is a study that proves …

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Sears Canada Moves to Liquidate Assets

Sears Canada

Sears Canada Inc. will liquidate its assets and begin to “wind down” after its board rejected a business plan proposed by the company’s top executive, The Wall Street Journal reports. The board’s decision to liquidate most of the Canadian retailer’s …

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Sears CEO Provides Retailer Another $100M Loan

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Edward Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings, has loaned the company an additional $100 million, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sears borrowed the money from affiliates of ESL Investments, Lampert’s hedge fund, which also agreed to lend the company up to $100 million more …

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Walmart Purchases Delivery Business

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Walmart has purchased Parcel, a delivery logistics startup that focuses on overnight and same-day last-mile delivery, Reuters reports. The Parcel purchase is Walmart’s latest acquisition, following its purchase of apparel company Bonobos in June for $310 million and e-commerce retailer Jet.com …

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