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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.

New Data Projects Home Improvement Momentum

home improvement momentum

The DIY momentum seen in 2020 may have staying power in 2021, according to new market data exploring the home improvement market size, existing home sales and overall recent home improvement retail sales. DIY Market Expands More home improvement shoppers …

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Amazon Reports Q4 Net Sales of $126B, Departure of CEO Bezos

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E-commerce giant Amazon reported its fourth-quarter 2020 financial results, confirming net sales of $126 billion, the first quarter in which the retailer has surpassed $100 billion. In total, the fourth-quarter revenue stands 44 percent above the same period in 2019, …

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Schedule Your Social Media Success

social media outreach

Finding ways to kick their social media outreach up a notch has helped independent home improvement retailers across North America solidify contact with customers and make inroads with new shoppers. But scheduling your social media outreach shouldn’t be a daunting …

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On the Web: February 2021

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There’s much more to discover from the February 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new opportunities, trends and innovations to lead your operation to success. Also Discover… Compare the 2021 Colors of the Year Products …

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Compare the 2021 Colors of the Year

2021 color of the year

The start of the new year is the perfect time to turn your sights to bolstering sales in your paint department. Major paint manufacturers are gearing up to market their 2021 color of the year selections, and by exploring the …

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Tractor Supply Co. Achieves Record Sales, Earnings in 2020

tractor supply's q4 2020

Tractor Supply Co. has reported record sales and earnings for fiscal year 2020, as well as strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2020. In total, Tractor Supply earned $2.8 billion in net sales for the final quarter of 2020, …

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PPG Reports $13.8B in Fiscal Year 2020 Net Sales

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Paint manufacturer PPG has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, noting net sales of $3.8 billion in the final quarter of the year, up about two percent from the same period in 2019. PPG says selling prices …

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Member Insurance Changes Name to American Hardware & Lumber Insurance

american hardware and lumber insurance

Member Insurance Agency, the largest provider of insurance to co-op and independent hardware stores in the U.S., has announced it will begin operating under a new name: American Hardware & Lumber Insurance Agency, Inc., effective Feb. 8, 2021. This rebranding …

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