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Nick Malone replaces Alan Blundell in senior merchant role at Lowe’s Canada

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Nick Malone, formerly senior director of central merchandising for Lowe’s Canada, has been promoted to vice president merchandising for the Lowe’s banner at Lowe’s Canada…

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BMCC, the national industry association, makes gains with recruitment platform

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — According Denis Melanson, chair of the Building Material Council of Canada (BMCC), 25% of the workforce in lumber and building materials is age 55 and over…

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Canadian Tire uses REIT to raise money to build its own retail brands

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. may be getting ready for more acquisitions…

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Housing markets expected to slow in coming years, with renos staying stable

OTTAWA — After strengthened activity in 2016 and 2017, housing starts in this country have been slowing through 2018…

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Branding takes on local meaning with independent dealers

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Branding can work globally, nationally and locally. That was just one of the conclusions of the recent Hardlines Conference, at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont…

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Dealers share ideas at NRHA conference

CHICAGO — Joining forces with other hardware stores in your community to share advertising efforts was just one of the tips shared…

Lee Valley, Reno Depot get customer experience nod

MONTREAL — The seventh annual Leger Wow Index was published late last month, measuring customer…

Softwood lumber prices "waffle"

VANCOUVER — The decline in North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber…

New role for Tammy Wallace at Home Hardware

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware has announced the appointment of Tammy Wallace, as…

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Coast Distributors promotes Dave Scheltgen

NANAIMO, B.C. — Coast Distributors Ltd. has announced the promotion of David Scheltgen to its outside sales team…

Shoppers stretch holiday budgets: poll

TORONTO — Canadians are shopping for more than gifts this season, according to a poll by Ebates.ca. Other…

Castle launches mobile-friendly site

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Centres has redesigned its website with a more…

Home Depot makes list of Canada's top employers

MILL VALLEY, Calif. — An online job board has selected its 25 top national companies to work for, and Home Depot Canada makes the cut…

CanWel buys California treating plant

VANCOUVER — CanWel Building Materials has completed the buyout…

Ace mulls bid for Sears' home services unit: report

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware and investment firm Centerbridge Partners are together considering…

IPEX HomeRite site goes mobile-friendly

OAKVILLE, Ont. — IPEX HomeRite Products has unveiled its remodelled ipexhomerite.com website, now…

Honeywell to relocate HQ

RALEIGH, N.C. — Honeywell International announced last week it will transfer its head office, along…

Sears Canada, pensioners agree to settle

TORONTO — Sears Canada pensioners have agreed to an estimated $48 million from the insolvent retailer…