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TIMBER MART becomes home improvement partner of Canadian Football League

VAUGHAN, Ont. — TIMBER MART has joined forces with the Canadian Football League as the official home improvement partner…

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Home Depot sees growth in power tools, LED, outdoor products, and flooring

BOSTON — Home Depot executives gave some clues to the company’s growth vectors at a recent investor conference…

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Colombian dealers face rise of big boxes, urged to make their stores destinations

BOGOTA, Colombia — Smaller hardware stores are still widespread in South America’s third-largest economy…

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Colombia’s tiny hardware stores: a lesson in co-operation and convenience

BOGOTA, Colombia — An invitation to Bogota, Colombia, to speak at Expo Fierros, the hardware conference and trade show for the Andina region of South America, became an introduction for this editor to see hardware retailing that is unlike anything in Canada…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

N.B. dealer is Castle’s newest member

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Centres’ latest addition is Ultimate Windows & Doors…

Stanley Black & Decker launches “Makerspace”

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker has opened its Makerspace lab in Towson, Md…

At Home Hardware: changes to merch & marketing teams

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware Stores has made some changes to its…

Ace welcomes Quebec dealer

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ace Arthur Rivest Hardware in Saint-Julienne, Que., is the latest…

Réno-Dépôt showcases SICO with new app

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Branding firm Sid Lee and Réno-Dépôt have partnered together…

Kingfisher, B&Q take hits

LONDON and EASTLEIGH, U.K. — Britain’s two largest hardware banners both sustained losses…

Classified of the week: Positec Tool

Positec Tool Corporation is seeking a Jr. Account Manager to work in its Ontario, Canada…

Wal-Mart beats estimates, e-sales surge

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart’s Q2 sales and earnings exceeded Wall Street estimates as…

Housing starts, permits fall in U.S.

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing starts declined unexpectedly by 4.8% from June, for a…

Home Depot posts highest sales ever

ATLANTA — Home Depot reported that comparable sales rose by 6.3% in Q2, leading…

Home resales fall further in July

OTTAWA — Sales of existing homes across Canada declined by 2.1% between June…

U.S. retail growth hits 7-month high

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales logged their biggest increase in seven months in July…

RONA takes CRA battle to Supreme Court

OTTAWA — RONA is heading to the Supreme Court to fight Revenue Canada’s demand…

Jeld-Wen promotes Marianne Thompson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors has announced the promotion of…