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How big is the retail home improvement industry? And how do we know that?

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto — A key indicator of the health of Canada’s retail home improvement industry is the annual release of the size of the industry…

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Peavey completes buyout of TSC Stores one year ahead of schedule

RED DEER, Alta. — Peavey Industries, which operates Peavey Mart and MainStreet Hardware, has completed its acquisition of TSC Stores, based in London, Ont…

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Lowe’s shares Ace’s training mandate with dedicated buying and marketing teams

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Ace banner has been gaining traction in Canada, thanks in large part to support for the Ace program coming from Lowe’s Canada, which owns the license for Ace in this country…

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Canadian Tire’s Mike Magennis: presenting a unified offering online, in-store

TORONTO — Mike Magennis has a new role at Canadian Tire Retail, one that moves him out of a senior buying function to vice president, business development and operations…

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Closing in on 100 stores, Ace Canada’s Bill Morrison talks about growth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Bill Morrison is one busy guy. As head of the Ace Canada program for Lowe’s Canada, he’s constantly travelling back and forth between the Mississauga, Ont., customer support centre that is the head office both for Lowe’s big box business and for Ace Canada, and Lowe’s head office and distribution centre in Boucherville, Que…

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Timber Mart show gets back to its roots

Timber Mart dealers began streaming into Montreal’s Palais des congrès early Friday…

Patrick Morin begins spring hiring

SAINT-PAUL, Que. — Quebec home improvement retailer Patrick Morin is embarking on a massive recruitment drive. On March 15, it will feature an open house in all 21 Patrick Morin stores and at its distribution centre. The company seeks to fill more than 200 positions in anticipation of the spring.

The goal of the recruitment day is to present the various types of positions available at Patrick Morin and the many benefits of working for the family-owned chain.

“Patrick Morin is looking to the future and seeing the many opportunities that lie ahead. This massive entry of new hires reflects the growth of our organization and our commitment to constantly setting the bar higher when it comes to customer service,” explains Daniel Lampron, general manager at Patrick Morin.

 

CertainTeed plant honoured for safety

McADAM, N.B. — CertainTeed Insulation Canada has announced that its Ottawa…

Lowe's opens in Winnipeg

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada’s new big box store in Winnipeg, which opened this…

Gillfor acquires Brown & Rutherford

SURREY, B.C. — Gillfor Distribution Inc., the parent company of OWL Distribution…

Home Hardware renews Aeroplan partnership

MONTREAL — Aimia Inc., the company that owns Aeroplan, has renewed its strategic…

Canadian Tire sales on the rise

TORONTO — Same-store sales for Canadian Tire stores were up 3.5% in the fourth quarter…

Ace earnings hit by tax changes

OAK BROOK, Ill. ― Ace Hardware Corp. has reported fourth-quarter 2017 revenues of $1.32…

West Fraser Timber sales rise in Q4

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber reported Q4 sales of $1.38 billion, an increase of $269…

U.S. retail logs biggest drop in 11 months

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell unexpectedly in January, with lower building materials…

Acadian Timber sees gains in 2017

VANCOUVER — Acadian Timber posted net sales of $77.8 million in 2017, a year-over-year…

Canac to open Shawinigan outlet

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Canac has acquired its 28th location on a portion of the site of the…

Featured Classified: Imperial

Imperial Manufacturing Group is seeking an Inside Sales Representative for Customer…

Peavey closes TSC takeover early

RED DEER, Alta. — Peavey Industries, which operates Peavey Mart and MainStreet…