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Home Hardware will invest in supply chain improvements to drive future growth

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Home Hardware has announced improvements to its supply chain with the intention to move forward with an automated material handling system…

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Hardware stores reflect diversity of communities they serve

SPECIAL REPORT — If there was ever a home improvement professional who embodies the phrase “in the right place at the right time,” Danny Tse is it..

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Home Depot’s Pickering, Ont., store celebrates 10 years of innovation

PICKERING, Ont. — Home Depot’s store in Pickering, Ont., will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month, marking a significant milestone at the time in the growth of the country’s largest home improvement retailer…

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spoga+gafa garden fair update

COLOGNE, Germany ― For dealers doing a lot of business in lawn and garden, one of the world’s leading garden fairs, spoga+gafa, would be well worth a visit…

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CMHC identifies vulnerable spots in Canada’s real estate market

OTTAWA — Canada’s overall housing market remains highly vulnerable, a trend that has now persisted through eight quarters…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

U.S. Lumber to acquire Alexandria Moulding

ATLANTA and ALEXANDRIA, Ont. — U.S. Lumber Group and Alexandria Moulding have announced that they’ve signed an agreement for U.S. Lumber to acquire Alexandria…

Atis acquires Vitrotec

MONTREAL ― Atis Group has announced the acquisition of Vitrotec Portes & Fenêtres Inc…

U.S. housing starts, permits begin recovery

WASHINGTON ― U.S. housing starts and building permits rose in July, but remained…

In memoriam: Aretha Franklin

The “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Frankin, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. The…

Featured Classified: King Marketing

King Marketing has an immediate opening for a Key Account Manager in Ontario…

Online, same-store sales drive Walmart's Q2

BENTONVILLE, Ark. ― Walmart posted a net loss of $861 million in Q2, compared with…

Intertape Polymer gains in Q2

MONTREAL ― Intertape Polymer Group this week reported Q2 profits of $15.1 million…

Home resales pick up in July

OTTAWA ― National home sales via Canadian MLS systems rose 1.9% in July, the Canadian…

U.S. retail beats expectations in July

WASHINGTON ― U.S. retail sales rose by 0.5% in July, according to the Department of Commerce…

Home Depot rebounds in Q2

ATLANTA ― Home Depot reported earnings above Wall Street estimates, following on a…

RONA to acquire Quebec affiliate

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― RONA announced it will acquire the RONA Lespérance stores in…

Featured Classified: Westman Steel

Westman Steel Industries is seeking a General Manager to lead a team of production…

Masonite to open distribution centre

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ― Door manufacturer Masonite is set to build a new distribution…

Hardlines office update

TORONTO — Hardlines is moving offices this week! Our team is headed to a new space right downtown at 330 Bay Street as of Wednesday, August 15…