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BMR gets serious about Ontario expansion with new sales rep and new programs

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Groupe BMR is back in the Ontario market…

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New products from the show floor at the National Hardware Show

LAS VEGAS, Nev. ― Individual companies that exhibited at the recent National Hardware Show offered an insight into the trends and product innovation that help drive the industry…

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Canadian Tire CEO commits to growth, private brands, rewards program

TORONTO — Canadian Tire used its annual general meeting at the Four Seasons hotel in Toronto earlier this month to make several announcements about the company…

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Home Depot Canada will play role in company-wide IT hiring campaign

TORONTO — The Home Depot is looking to support its intensive growth into high tech retailing by hiring 1,000 new IT professionals across North America this year.

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Expanded role for Home Hardware CEO Terry Davis points to next steps for the co-op

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — The announcement last week that Home Hardware chief executive Terry Davis has added the title of president to his responsibilities marks the latest step in propelling the 54-year-old company forward…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Wesfarmers pulls plug on Bunnings in UK

MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — Australian DIY retailer Wesfarmers has aborted its…

Ackman buys into Lowe's

NEW YORK — Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management…

Featured Classified: Regal ideas

Regal ideas is a leader in aluminum railing and associated outdoor living…

Craftsman rolled out in Canada

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada said the Craftsman brand of tools is now available…

Recochem acquires Hall-Chem

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Hall-Chem, a manufacturer of auto parts and accessories, has…

Second model Lowe's for Edmonton

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada announced that its South Edmonton RONA Home…

U.S. new home sales down in April

WASHINGTON — New single-family home sales in the U.S. declined by a less-than…

Speakers, dates announced for 23rd Hardlines Conference

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto — Retail’s front lines will unite with leading edge thinkers on stage at the 2018 Hardlines Conference. This year’s conference will take place…

Lowe’s announces improved earnings in Q1

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s Cos. reported net earnings of…

Marvin Ellison named president & CEO of Lowe's

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s Cos. has just announced that Marvin R. Ellison has been named…

Rust-Oleum, Home Depot expand partnership

CHICAGO — Rust-Oleum and Home Depot announced they are expanding their Varathane…

Featured Classified: TIMBER MART

TIMBER MART is seeking an Ontario Building Materials Procurement Manager, based…

FCL names Smith to lead hardware & LBM business

SASKATOON — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced the appointment of Cody Smith…

Ply Gem celebrates Founder's Day

CALGARY — Associates at Ply Gem Building Products’ facility here joined with dozens…