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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 Launches Instant Reordering Program

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Walmart has unveiled a new program that allows customers to reorder items they’ve previously bought in store and online, according to an official blog post by the company. The instant reordering program’s goal is to help “customers save both money …

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Home Depot Partners With Digital Decorating Company

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The Home Depot and online interior design firm Laurel & Wolf have partnered to provide professional decorating and home services to customers, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The new partnership will enable customers to get personalized interior designs that incorporate project materials …

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Retailers Share Tips to Rebound After Calamity

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. When Disaster Strikes When was the last time you reviewed your operation’s disaster preparedness plan? More importantly, does your business even have a disaster plan? As a retailer, the day-to-day …

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Safeguarding Your Operation From Disaster

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Establishing a plan that addresses your business’s needs immediately before, during and after a disaster could be the key to keeping employees safe, protecting your building and staying operational. No matter what kind of emergency you face, having guidelines in …

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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

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Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra …

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Generation Z Consumers Want Unique, High-Quality Products

Generation Z is steadily entering the economy and retailers need to be prepared. The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently partnered with IBM to learn more about this emerging consumer demographic. The resulting study, Uniquely Generation Z, charts the traits and …

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Shuttered Retail Spaces Can Lead to Increased Crime

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A June 2017 Harvard Business Review study finds that shuttered retail spaces can lead to an increase in crime and theft in their immediate vicinity. However, an operational store can provide communities roughly $30,000 annually in social benefits by reducing crime and …

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Fred Whyte, Former President of STIHL Inc., Dies at 70

Fred Whyte

Fred Whyte, power tool icon and former president of STIHL Inc., died on July 7 surrounded by family and friends at his Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. The “Man of STIHL” was 70 years old. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Whyte began …

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