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Softwood lumber dispute could benefit from hurricanes’ destruction

OTTAWA — The devastating impact of the hurricane season on the U.S. South could have a silver lining for Canadian softwood lumber producers…

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U.S. retailers pitch in to support hurricane relief

SPECIAL REPORT — U.S. retailers have been stepping up to support the victims of the hurricanes that have devastated much of the American South…

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LBM buying groups give independents an edge—despite lagging last year

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto — The majority of Canada’s home improvement dealers are members of an LBM buying group, offering an effective way for smaller businesses to pool their purchasing power into larger volumes…

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Roxul will rebrand in North America as Rockwool

MILTON, Ont. — Roxul Inc., the North American division of the Rockwool Group, is undergoing a rebrand to the Rockwool name…

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Canadian softwood suppliers enjoy strong sales as NAFTA talks move slowly

WASHINGTON — Canada’s softwood lumber industry logged a temporary win last week in negotiations over the latest incarnation of its perennial dispute with U.S. counterparts…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Lowe's show focuses on Ace and RONA dealers

MONTREAL — Lowe’s Canada began its annual buying show yesterday…

Newly renovated BMR store burns down

TROIS-RIVIERÈS — Less than a month after unveiling its newly renovated store, BMR Pierre…

Retail sales edge upward in July

OTTAWA — Retail sales rose 0.4% to $49.1 billion in July, according to new StatCan data…

Softwood duties backfiring

WINNIPEG — U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, designed to protect the lumber…

Jeld-Wen names Canada sales head

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeld-Wen has announced the appointment of Adrienne Burgess as VP…

Coast Distributors expands offerings

NANAIMO, B.C. — Coast Distributors announced it has added Bosch power tools to…

Early bird pricing ends today for Hardlines Conference

WORLD HQ, Toronto — Early Bird pricing for our Hardlines Conference ends tonight…

Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy protection

WAYNE, N.J. — Toys “R” Us, the giant toy store chain, has filed for bankruptcy protection for its U.S. and Canadian operations…

U.S. housing starts decline again in August

WASHINGTON — Housing starts in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month in August…

Lowe's names supply chain VP

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Michael West will join Lowe’s Cos. next week as senior VP of supply…

New Wal-Mart HQ in the works

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores has unveiled plans for its new head office, the…

Weeks Home Hardware opens urban location

HAMILTON, Ont. — Weeks Home Hardware had the grand opening for its fourth store this…

UFA to close down its sporting goods business

CALGARY — UFA has announced it will wind down its sporting goods business…

Home Hardware member opens second store

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Comber Home Hardware is celebrating its grand opening this…