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Home Hardware Market draws national attendance despite winter storms

ST.  JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware’s annual Spring Market was held last week, under the theme “One Solution”…

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Traditional home improvement categories lift UFA’s retail operations in 2017

RED DEER, Alta. — United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. released its annual report earlier this month, and the company reported positive results, with net income up 2%…

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Castle returns to San Diego for 55th annual general meeting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Castle Building Centres Group returned to the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif., to celebrate its 55th annual meeting and bring dealers, vendors, and their families together for some vacation time…

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Memoir reveals former Quebec economy minister was furious over RONA sale

QUEBEC CITY — Jacques Daoust, Quebec’s former economy minister, opposed the sale of RONA to Lowe’s and was furious when his government approved it without him, according to a document written before his death that was obtained by Quebecor Media and published in the Journal de Montréal

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Acquisition of Titan by U.S. gypsum dealer could pave the way for further takeovers

TUCKER, Ga. — A U.S. gypsum supply dealer is buying up this country’s largest GSD network, and it’s not likely to stop there. GMS Inc., a distributor of wallboard and suspended ceilings systems based in Georgia, has announced its intention to acquire 100% of WSB Titan…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

BMR unveils La Shop, an urban-concept store

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Groupe BMR unveiled its much-awaited urban hardware store concept…

End of a co-op era at True Value

CHICAGO — Private equity firm Acon Investments has concluded its purchase of a 70% stake…

3M earnings meet estimates

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M Co. posted Q1 earnings of $2.50 per share, in line with the Zacks…

Q1 sales soar at Sherwin-Williams

CLEVELAND — Sherwin-Williams reported that Q1 profits rose to $250.1 million, or $2.62…

WRLA names events manager

WINNIPEG — The WRLA has announced that Jessica Cranmer will be joining its team…

Fairfax makes sole bid for Toys R Us

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Toys R Us has wound down the auction for its Canadian segment…

KS Solutions hires Home Hardware vet

BARRIE, Ont. — KS Solutions Sales & Service announced it has appointed Harriet Rennie…

Groupe Godin returns to RONA

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — RONA has announced that the five stores owned by Groupe Godin…

Strong Q1 for Stanley Black & Decker

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker reported Q1 revenues of $3.2 billion…

West Fraser CEO prepares to pass torch

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber has announced that CEO Ted Seraphim will retire…

Castle welcomes new member in B.C.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Centres announced the addition of its newest member…

Retail sales rise in February

OTTAWA — Retail sales increased 0.4% in February to $49.8 billion, according…

Featured Classified: Nite Ize

Nite Ize, Inc. is looking for a Key Account Manager to fill an opening immediately…

Acklands Grainger posts Q1 loss

CHICAGO — W.W. Grainger reported that its Q1 sales amounted to $2.8 billion…