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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.

Walmart, Other Big Boxes Find Holiday Sales Drivers

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With the holiday sales season underway, big-box retailers are experimenting with new ways to attract customers to their brick-and-mortar locations to drive sales and deliver memorable holiday shopping experiences. Walmart is planning to hold thousands of parties this holiday season …

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Submit a Stellar Young Retailer of the Year Nomination

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Click here to download a PDF of the applicant information brochure. Submit Your Young Retailer of the Year Nomination Now! Supporting the next generation of business leaders is vital for the future of the independent home improvement industry. For more …

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The Costly Competition to Land Amazon’s HQ2

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On Oct. 19, Amazon received 238 proposals from regions across North America, all competing to become the home of HQ2, Amazon’s second headquarters. Landing HQ2 was an enviable prospect for politicians and business leaders across the country. Amazon says it …

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Target to Remodel Roughly 1,000 Stores Nationwide

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Target has unveiled its first “next-generation” store in Houston as it prepares to spend billions in the next four years to remodel more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. to compete against e-commerce titans, the Houston Chronicle reports. The first …

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Lowe’s Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. has announced that Richard D. Maltsbarger, Lowe’s chief development officer and president, international, has been named the company’s chief operating officer (COO), effective Feb. 3, 2018. Maltsbarger will succeed Rick D. Damron, who has served in the …

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Facebook Community Boost Aims to Help Small Businesses Profit

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Facebook Community Boost, a new program that aims to help small business employees learn how to use Facebook to connect with customers and increase business, will sweep through 30 U.S. cities in the next year, USA Today reports. Facebook plans to …

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2017 Holiday Sales Forecast: Online Shopping Up, Overall Sales to Climb

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Retailers across the country are gearing up for a busy holiday sales season, with sales projected to be 3.6 to 4 percent higher than last year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports. That increased spending can add up for independent …

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Amazon Cash Expands to 8,000 7-Eleven Locations

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Amazon Cash, a service that lets customers instantly add money to their Amazon.com accounts at brick-and-mortar retail locations, is now available at approximately 8,000 7-Eleven locations, technology blog TechCrunch reports. The service launched in April 2017 “as a way to …

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