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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.

The E-Commerce Threat: Is It Exaggerated?

Is e-commerce a threat that will truly result in the demise of traditional brick-and-mortar stores? Not according to a recent article from Forbes, which highlights five main factors that show why traditional retail spaces are still significant to consumers and are vital …

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Department of Labor Reconsiders Overtime Pay Increase

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The Department of Labor announced it is requesting feedback from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed policy that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay, reports The Washington Post. The policy was introduced by the …

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Quarter 1 Economic Indicators Show Upswing

The first quarter of 2017 continued 2016’s upward swing, key U.S. economic indicators show. The largest spike was in consumer confidence. The March 2017 score was 125.6, the highest level since December 2000, The Conference Board reports. That growth helped …

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A Year After Orlando Shooting, Hardware Store Continues Community Support

Toole's Ace Hardware

On the anniversary of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting that unfolded just blocks from their store, the owner and employees of Toole’s Ace Hardware on South Orange Street in Orlando, Florida, banded together to support their community’s memorial event. On …

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Lowe’s Lays Off About 125 Tech Employees


Lowe’s has laid off approximately 125 of its corporate technology employees and will move many of their positions to Bangalore, India, according to The Charlotte Observer. These layoffs are the latest of many staff cuts for Lowe’s, which has eliminated about …

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Small Business Owners Optimistic About Business Health

Small business owners across the U.S. have an optimistic outlook concerning their operations’ health, when considering plans to hire, their revenue expectations and plans to invest back into the business, according to a new report. The findings come from MetLife …

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Target Paying Additional $18.5M for Data Breach Settlement

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Target will pay $18.5 million to states throughout the U.S. as part of settling lawsuits connected with a 2013 data breach that exposed 60 million customers’ personal information. The May 23 settlement is one of the largest ever reached in …

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