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With latest announcements, RONA will trim store count, consolidate operations

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s Canada intends to close a total of 27 “under-performing” stores across the country…

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Canac takes first step to expansion outside Quebec with planned Ontario store

HAWKESBURY, Ont. — The Eastern Ontario town of Hawkesbury will be the site of the first Ontario store for the independent retailer, Canac…

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Distributors meet challenge to step up their game in the digital age

NATIONAL REPORT — Canada’s geography has always presented a challenge when it comes to distribution…

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Home Depot Canada banks on new colours, technology to drive holiday sales

TORONTO ― Home Depot Canada offered insiders a sneak preview of the products and trends it’s rolling out for the holiday season…

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Orgill makes changes to executive team, Brett Hammers to oversee Canada

MEMPHIS — Orgill has announced new responsibilities for members of its executive team beginning in the new year…

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Hardlines Conference wraps up with powerful presentations

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. ― The 23rd annual Hardlines Conference continued yesterday with a rich…

Walmart posts mixed Q3 results

BENTONVILLE, Ark. ― Walmart reported Q3 earnings of $1.08 per share, adjusted, besting analyst estimates…

Home resales slow in October

OTTAWA ― Sales of existing Canadian homes edged back by 1.6% in October, according to statistics released by…

U.S. retail sales rebound in October

WASHINGTON ― U.S. retail sales logged their biggest increase in five months, according to the latest U.S…

Hardlines Conference kicks off with ideas, networking

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. ― Industry leaders from every sector of Canada’s retail home improvement…

Outstanding home improvement retailers honoured at ORA Gala

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Suppliers and retailers from across Canada gathered last night to honour the retail home improvement industry’s best hardware and home improvement retailers…

SPG International faces bankruptcy

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — In a surprise move, toolbox manufacturer SPG International has closed its doors…

Featured Classified: Home Hardware Stores

Home Hardware Stores Ltd. seeks a Director, Retail Sales, Western Canada…

The 2018 Hardlines Conference is under way

SPECIAL REPORT — The Hardlines Conference is off to a rollicking start in Niagara-on-the-Lake. After a…

BMR grows Express banner in Quebec

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — BMR Group has announced that Quincaillerie Mario Gélineau in St-Hubert is now part of…

Retirement triggers reorganization at Rockwool

MILTON, Ont. — Rockwool has announced that Sylvie Pinsonneault will retire as Eastern Canada regional…

Home Depot posts Q3 gains

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has reported Q3 sales of $26.3 billion, a 5.1% increase from the same period…

In memoriam: Stan Lee

Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee has died at 95. Lee was known for infusing his superhero characters, which…

TIMBER MART promotes Kurt Norlen

VAUGHAN, Ont. — TIMBER MART has announced that Kurt Norlen, currently building material procurement…