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With New Brunswick acquisition, Gillfor will become a national wholesaler

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Gillfor Distribution Inc., parent company of OWL Distribution Inc., McIlveen Lumber Industries Ltd. and Brown & Rutherford Co., is making another acquisition, one that will effectively make the company a national entity…

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Dealers can invest in their rising stars with NRHA’s retail management course

SPECIAL REPORT ― Training keeps top performing employees growing and realizing their potential. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has developed a program to take key people to the next level…

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Home Depot expands same-day delivery in select U.S. markets

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has rolled out express same-day and next-day local delivery for 20,000 of its most popular items to 35 major metro markets across the U.S…

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Contractors get more love at latest Home Hardware dealer market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Home Hardware Stores continues to hone its program for contractor customers…

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Home Hardware uses influencers to boost its brand in unconventional ways

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Home Hardware Stores is reaching beyond its traditional marketing and promotional channels in its efforts to connect with a whole new demographic…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Second Windsor Lowe's store opens

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada announced it opened its 68th store under the Lowe’s banner, the second…

AQMAT reaches out to new Quebec government

LONGUEUIL, Que. — AQMAT head Richard Darveau has written to incoming Quebec economy minister…

Retail sales down in August

OTTAWA — Retail sales declined 0.1% to $50.8 billion in August, following a 0.2% increase in July, according…

Featured Classified: Regal ideas

Regal ideas requires experienced Building Materials Professionals to expand its sales team and drive…

Ikea launches home assembly in select markets

BURLINGTON, Ont. — IKEA Canada has announced the launch of in-home assembly and mounting service in…

U.S. homebuilding drops unexpectedly in September

WASHINGTON — Homebuilding in the U.S. declined more than expected in September, dragged by lower…

Craftsman to sponsor Canadian hockey

Stanley Black & Decker Canada has signed sponsorship deals with several Canadian Hockey League teams…

Retailers vie for Sears clientele

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Retailers are lining up to pick up the pieces of Sears’ customer base, CNN Business reports…

Vukanovich joins Derby Building Products

At Derby Building Products Inc., John Vukanovich has been named vice president of marketing…

Featured Classified: Henkel

Henkel is seeking a Field Sales Representative who will be responsible for territory sales growth…

Sears files for bankruptcy

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has filed for chapter 11 protection from creditors in…

BMR grows in Atlantic Canada with 17 new stores

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Groupe BMR has announced the addition of 17 new stores to its network. The stores…

Super Remover, UMass team up

GRANBY, Que. — Super Remover and the University of Massachusetts Lowell have announced a new licensing…

Home resales cool in September

OTTAWA — Home resales in September dipped by 0.4%, according to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association…