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With closure of Sears Canada, other retailers eye its hardlines categories

TORONTO — The pending closure of Sears Canada marks the death knell for yet another major retailer in this country, but it hardly comes as a surprise…

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Mike Daniels readies for retirement, leaves a 46-year legacy

AJAX, Ont. — Mike Daniels may have spent the past 18 years working in an unassuming commercial building northeast of Toronto, but the modest location belies his role as one of the single most powerful buyers in Canada…

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UFA’s farm and hardware stores strive for a “one-stop” experience

CALGARY ― With 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores throughout Alberta, UFA is a major player in hardware retailing in Western Canada…

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Home Hardware launches commercial maintenance program at latest market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Lots of attention paid to getting dealers to go after a big, but often overlooked segment: the commercial customer…

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A focus on farm and hardware: in conversation with UFA’s Glenn Bingley

CALGARY ― UFA may be largely a farm and feed co-op, but its 35 farm and hardware stores in Alberta drive enough sales to put it firmly in the top 20 of retail groups in this sector in Canada…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Home resales edge up in September

OTTAWA — The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales of existing homes rose by 2.1%…

Sears liquidation has global reach

TORONTO — The end of Sears Canada’s operations will impact a network of suppliers…

Hurricanes drive U.S. retail surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in September jumped by 1.6%, the greatest increase…

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Ottawa says U.S. needs Canadian lumber

VANCOUVER — The U.S. should embrace imports of Canadian softwood lumber, the federal…

AQMAT hails housing minister's appointment

QUEBEC CITY — AQMAT has welcomed Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s…

Building permits down for second month

OTTAWA — Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits…

Sears Canada to shut down completely

TORONTO — Sears Canada is applying for court approval to liquidate…

Special hotel rate for Hardlines Conference ends tomorrow

The 22nd Annual Hardlines Conference will be held November 14 and 15 in Niagara Falls, Ont., but if you want a room with a view of the Falls you have to book today!

Goodfellow announces earnings, promotion

DELSON, Que. — Goodfellow has announced the promotion of Luc Dignard…

Housing starts decline in September

OTTAWA — Canadian housing starts were down…

Canac to set up shop in Contrecœur

QUEBEC CITY — Canac will open a store in Contrecœur, northeast of Montreal…

Lowe's converts second RONA to new model

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has opened its second store under the new model…

Costco posts Q4, year-end gains

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. announced Q4 net sales of…