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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.

3 Hiring Tips to Create a Stronger Team

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After being declared an essential industry during the earliest days of the pandemic, home improvement is attracting many job seekers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that compared to the first quarter of 2020, the number of home improvement …

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New Resources Help Retailers Onboard Employees

Employee Onboarding Resources

The first few weeks after hiring a new employee are critical. How well you onboard them will have a big impact on retention and job performance. But if you’re like most retailers, developing a thorough onboarding program is just one …

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Understanding the Retail Needs of Home Builders

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Building products marketing firm Venveo teamed up with The Farnsworth Group to survey 101 residential contractors on how their shopping patterns have shifted in the past year. The results offer valuable insight into what pros need. As monthly home starts …

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Understanding New DIY Shopping Preferences

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Building materials marketing firm Venveo and market research firm The Farnsworth Group are releasing new data highlighting how DIY purchase behaviors have changed in the past year. After surveying nearly 1,000 DIYers, the insight into DIY purchasing and shopping preferences …

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US LBM Acquires Texas-Based Higginbotham Brothers

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US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the U.S., has acquired Higginbotham Brothers, a building products dealer with 38 locations in Texas and two in Oklahoma. With this acquisition, US LBM now operates more than 320 locations …

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On the Web: May 2021

on the web may 2021

There’s much more to discover from the May 2021 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success.

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports $2.8B in Q1 2021 Sales

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Tractor Supply Co. is reporting $2.8 billion in first-quarter sales, a 42.5 percent jump from the same period in 2020. Previously, the company reported $2.8 billion in fourth-quarter 2020 sales and net sales of $10.6 billion for the year. In …

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How Vassar Building Center Solidified Its Brand

Vassar Building Center

In October 2020, Mike MacKay stood beside his wife Brenda at the front doors of the newly relocated Vassar Building Center in Michigan. After more than a year of meticulous planning to design a new retail space, the MacKays were …

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