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With closure of Sears Canada, other retailers eye its hardlines categories

TORONTO — The pending closure of Sears Canada marks the death knell for yet another major retailer in this country, but it hardly comes as a surprise…

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Mike Daniels readies for retirement, leaves a 46-year legacy

AJAX, Ont. — Mike Daniels may have spent the past 18 years working in an unassuming commercial building northeast of Toronto, but the modest location belies his role as one of the single most powerful buyers in Canada…

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UFA’s farm and hardware stores strive for a “one-stop” experience

CALGARY ― With 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores throughout Alberta, UFA is a major player in hardware retailing in Western Canada…

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Home Hardware launches commercial maintenance program at latest market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Lots of attention paid to getting dealers to go after a big, but often overlooked segment: the commercial customer…

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A focus on farm and hardware: in conversation with UFA’s Glenn Bingley

CALGARY ― UFA may be largely a farm and feed co-op, but its 35 farm and hardware stores in Alberta drive enough sales to put it firmly in the top 20 of retail groups in this sector in Canada…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Retail trade down in August

OTTAWA — Retail sales in August declined by 0.3% after a 0.4% increase in July…

Ace stores roll out click-and-collect

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada and Ace Canada announced that all Ace stores…

Lowe's Canada releases new video intro

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has launched a new corporate identify video…

LBMAO marks centenary around AGM

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — The Lumber and Building Materials Association of Ontario’s AGM will take place…

Deadline ends today for low hotel rate for Hardlines Conference

The 22nd Annual Hardlines Conference will be held November 14 and 15 in Niagara Falls, Ont., but if you want a room you have to book today!

Giant Tiger opens new N.S. store

OTTAWA — Giant Tiger will celebrate the official opening of a new store in Bedford, N.S…

U.S. housing starts fall to one-year low

WASHINGTON — The impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was felt by housing construction…

Wolseley joins Octo buying group

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Wolseley Canada is becoming a member of buying group Octo effective…

Sears chair quits as court OKs liquidation

TORONTO — Sears Canada Executive Chairman Brandon Stranzl resigned yesterday…

Grainger profits fall on higher sales

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — W.W. Grainger posted Q3 net earnings of $162 million, a decline…

Oldest U.S. hardware store closing

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Elwood Adams Store has operated since 1782…

Federated Co-Op raises funds

SASKATOON — On September 19, more than 380 Federated Co-op gas bars throughout Western…

Home resales edge up in September

OTTAWA — The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales of existing homes rose by 2.1%…

Sears liquidation has global reach

TORONTO — The end of Sears Canada’s operations will impact a network of suppliers…