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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.

Target Tests Same-Day Delivery in 2 States

same-day delivery

Target is beginning to offer same-day delivery services from its stores in Birmingham, Alabama, and south Florida in partnership with delivery company Shipt, NBC News reports. By the middle of February, the retailer will roll out the service to more …

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Register Now for the 2018 International Hardware Fair

international hardware fair

We’re less than one month away from the start of the 2018 International Hardware Fair, one of the hardware and home improvement industry’s leading events! Take a moment to watch the video below and hear from U.S. business owners who …

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Young Retailer of the Year Deadline Approaching

Young Retailer of the Year

The deadline to submit your nomination for the 2018 Young Retailer of the Year program is just a few weeks away! Get information to all your pressing questions below to submit the best nomination possible. When’s the deadline to submit …

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Idaho Retailer Uses $100K Prize to Reimagine His Business

reimagine retail

Click the image above to view a full PDF. From Dream to Reality For one Idaho retailer, betting big in Las Vegas paid off. In May 2017, Robert Lau was on stage at the National Hardware Show®, alongside nine other independent …

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LED Lighting Helps Walmart Save $100M

LED lighting

Walmart has saved more than $100 million in energy costs after installing more than 1.5 million LED light fixtures at its stores, industry publication Electric Light & Power reports. The company announced its energy savings at the National Retail Federation’s …

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Amazon Opens Grocery Store Without Cashiers

amazon go

This week, Amazon opened its first automated grocery store at its Seattle campus, CNBC reports. The 1,800-square-foot grocery store, called Amazon Go, operates without cashiers and registers, and the e-commerce giant says that customers won’t have to wait in line …

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Amazon HQ2 Search Narrows to 20 Locations

amazon hq2

The search for Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, has narrowed to 20 North American locations, The New York Times reports. The retailer’s shortlist of possible HQ2 locations leans heavily on East Coast and Midwestern locations, with Los Angeles as …

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Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

Walmart

Walmart is planning to slash more than 1,000 corporate jobs this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The news comes shortly after the big-box retailer announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage and close 63 Sam’s Club locations. “We’ve …

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