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Home Hardware’s new CEO expected to bring outside expertise

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Would they hire from within or from without? The mystery was solved last week when Home Hardware Stores Limited announced the appointment of the former head of Toys “R” Us, Kevin Macnab, as president and CEO…

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Western regional wholesaler continues expanding its ranks and operation 

NANAIMO, B.C. — Coast Distributors is adding to its team and its distribution network as it expands its reach in the West…

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Outdoor trends on display at German lawn and garden show

COLOGNE, Germany — Visitors from around the world gathered at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, for spoga+gafa, the annual international lawn and garden trade fair…

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Legalized cannabis: a potential new niche for hardware dealers?

SPECIAL REPORT — The imminent legalization of cannabis, and the uncertainty attached to just how it will be sold, has put a whole new sector of retailing into confusion…

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Peavey Mart stores sell licensed products to aid air ambulance care

RED DEER, Alta. ― Peavey Mart is teaming up with STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) air ambulance service, selling STARS merchandise both online and in-store at all Peavey Mart and MainStreet Hardware stores…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Husqvarna to close plant, cut outlook

STOCKHOLM — Husqvarna Group has cautioned investors that its core operating profit for the third quarter…

Home Hardware manager tests his baking mettle

BROCKVILLE, Ont. — An assistant manager at Brockville Home Hardware Building Centre is one of 10…

RONA and Ace dealers honoured at Lowe’s Canada show

MONTREAL — At its dealer buying show last week, Lowe’s Canada honoured several RONA and Ace dealers…

Home Depot goes after the home décor market

SPECIAL REPORT — Home Depot is moving to position itself as the go-to destination for home décor products, in a shot across the bow of U.S. giants like J.C. Penney and Bed Bath & Beyond…

RenoWare solidifies partnership, service offering

BARRIE, Ont. — LinkGreen, a supply chain platform provider, has completed its integration and launch with RenoWare, an installed sales software provider…

U.S. housing starts climb in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing starts in August were up…

Ontario firm among Stanley's tech picks

KITCHENER, Ont. — Nanomaterials startup NanoQuan is one of 10 companies selected in July…

Featured Classified: Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton is seeking a Sales Agency partner to manage its Independent Outdoor Power…

Changes abound at Home Hardware market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― The aisles were busy with dealers at the latest Home Hardware Fall Market, on now until Tuesday…

Ace Canada shines at buying show

MONTREAL — Last week’s RONA Ace Buying Show at the Palais des congrès de Montréal showcased the integration…

Home resales edge up in August

OTTAWA — Sales of existing Canadian homes rose by 0.9% in August, according to new data from the…

RONA and Ace buying show breaks records

MONTREAL —  Lowe’s Canada this week is hosting this year’s RONA and Ace Canada buying show…

BMR unveils La Baie store plans

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Groupe BMR announced this week a renovation project for its Potvin & Bouchard store…

Dollarama sales, earnings rise in Q2

MONTREAL — Dollarama reported that its sales for the second quarter increased by 6.9% to $868.5 million…