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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.

Stanley Black & Decker to Begin Selling Craftsman Tools

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Stanley Black & Decker will introduce its own line of Craftsman tools at Lowe’s and Ace Hardware stores in September, the Chicago Tribune reports. In March 2017, Stanley Black & Decker finalized the acquisition of the Craftsman brand from Sears, …

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Register Now for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

State of Independents Conference

Staying current with the retail landscape is a vital step for independent hardware retailers who want to see their businesses grow and thrive. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) offers that opportunity at its annual State of Independents Conference, …

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Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Release Q2 Financial Results

Q2 financial results

Ace Hardware Corp. and Lowe’s both recently released their second-quarter 2018 financial results. Earnings were up for both companies, but dive into their separate reports to get the full story on how these home improvement companies are faring at the …

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Orgill Announces Expansion of Facility, Names E-Commerce Partner

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It was a busy week for hardware distributor Orgill Inc. In addition to hosting its Fall Dealer Market in Las Vegas, the company also made two big operational announcements. Visit the links below to learn more about Orgill’s plans for …

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Longtime Wallace Hardware Merchandising Pioneer Dies

Stanley Price

Longtime Wallace Hardware employee Stanley Price recently died at the age of 91 in Morristown, Tennessee. He had worked for Wallace for 70 years. Price was born May 1, 1927, and died Aug. 18. He joined the U.S. Army in 1945 …

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Orchard Supply Hardware to Close Nationwide

Orchard Supply Hardware

Orchard Supply Hardware, a hardware and garden chain with 99 locations in California, Oregon and Florida, will close nationwide by the end of fiscal year 2018, parent company Lowe’s confirms in its second-quarter 2018 financial results. In the earnings report, …

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Sears CEO Makes Proposal to Buy Kenmore Brand

ESL Investments

ESL Investments, the hedge fund operated by Sears Holding Corp.’s CEO Edward Lampert, has made a formal bid to purchase the Kenmore brand from Sears, the Chicago Tribune reports. Earlier this year, it was reported that Sears was mulling the …

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Home Depot Q2 Earnings Show Higher Sales, Increase in Online Shopping

Home Depot Q2 Earnings

The Home Depot today announced its second-quarter 2018 financial results, citing sales increases due to a boost in activity among DIYers and contractors. The big-box home improvement chain earned $30.5 billion in sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which …

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