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Home Improvement eRetailer Summit brings e-commerce leaders together

ORLANDO, Fla. — The second annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit was held last week, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, and pre-qualified online retailers interested in increasing online sales of home improvement products through collaboration and partnerships…

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RONA makes big gains in Ontario with recruitment of six-store chain

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Doidge Building Centres Ltd. and Mahood Lumber Company Ltd., which collectively are part of the Doidge TIMBER MART family of stores, has joined RONA…

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Alexandria Moulding acquires U.S. moulding company

ALEXANDRIA, Ont. ― Moulding and millwork maker Alexandria Moulding has acquired House of Fara, based in LaPorte, Ind…

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Peavey integrates strategy and online sales with TSC acquisition

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Peavey Industries is in its sweet spot: the farm and hardware retailer has seen this sector grow over the past several years, and has been evolving to maintain its position as a key retail presence…

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Strategy of careful growth has enabled Patrick Morin to maintain its values

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Meet Patrick Morin. The chain of building centres, based largely in and around the Montreal market, was started in 1960 by the eponymous Mr. Morin, and continues to this day as a family-run operation…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Lowe's opens first new model store in Ontario

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada celebrated the official grand opening of its first store…

Home sales gain in November

OTTAWA — Home sales via Canadian MLS Systems rose for the fourth month in a row in…

Alan Schoemperlen retires from Castle

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — After 17 years working at Castle Building Centres Group Ltd., Alan…

Castle member adds second store

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Wood Works of Renfrew has acquired a second location, in Burnstown…

Regal ideas takes remodeling prize

DELTA, B.C. — Aluminum railing maker Regal ideas has joined forces with HGTV celebrity…

Marty Hawthorn retiring from JM

CORNWALL, Ont. — Marty Hawthorn is retiring from Johns Manville at the end of this year…

Feds pass on BBQ brush ban

OTTAWA — Buyer beware is the message to backyard grillers as Health Canada resists calls…

Large GTA LBM start-up joins TIMBER MART

VAUGHAN, Ont. — TIMBER MART’s newest member is WinCa Building Supplies, a 54,000-square-foot operation in Mississauga…

Weiser, Alliance ink distribution deal

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Weiser Lock and Alliance Door Products announced that they…

Richelieu to buy back shares

MONTREAL — Richelieu Hardware has announced that it will buy back some of…

World watches Canadian home prices

OTTAWA — Observers across the globe are “agog” at Canada’s home prices and household…

U.S. panel upholds softwood duties

WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed unanimously…

Lowe's celebrates banner conversions

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada announced the conversion of the third RONA…

Housing starts rise in November

OTTAWA — The standalone monthly seasonal rate of housing starts in Canada…