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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.

Home Construction & Design Pros Feel Q2 Confidence

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Residential construction and design businesses are reporting confidence for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year, according to online design platform Houzz. The company’s second-quarter Houzz Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity …

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Channellock Announces New Marketing, Product Promotions

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Channellock, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of pliers and assorted hand tools, has announced the promotion of Lynn Reynolds to marketing manager and Ken Burchill to product manager. These promotions will help ensure the company’s continued growth and future …

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U.S. Home Improvement Sales Rose 12% in March

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U.S. home improvement sales rose 12 percent in March to reach a total of $43.9 billion dollars, a new high for the year and a sign of continued channel momentum ahead of the busiest spring selling days. The latest home …

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PPG Reports $3.9B in Q1 2021 Sales

Paint manufacturer PPG is reporting record-breaking financial results for the first quarter of 2021, highlighting first-quarter net sales roughly 15 percent higher than in 2020. The company is reporting net sales in the first quarter of $3.9 billion, up 14.7 …

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What Big-Box Home Improvement Chains Are Prioritizing

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Big-box home improvement chains are taking unique approaches to gaining customers in the early days of the busy spring selling season. Explore how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply are launching new initiatives to boost sales. Home Depot: Opening New …

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Independent Businesses Launch Coalition to Fight Monopolies

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A new coalition of independent businesses is urging policymakers to rein in monopolies and level the playing field that has long left independents at a competitive disadvantage. Called Small Business Rising, the coalition includes a broad and diverse cross-section of …

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Pro and DIY Sentiments Remain Strong Ahead of Spring Sales

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COVID-19 continues to have an enormous influence on the home improvement industry, affecting DIYers and professionals in unique ways. As part of its continuing COVID-19 Home Improvement Tracker, research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) …

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Explore Resources to Improve Your Key Retail Metrics

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In the April edition of Hardware Retailing, explore how keeping a sharp focus on the key retail metrics that define your business can help you streamline your operation. Now, get more resources to help you identify and improve your business’s …

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