Hardlines plays host to Canadians in New Orleans

Orgill is holding its annual in-person market in New Orleans this week. The Memphis-based wholesaler managed to draw healthy attendance from around the world, including a strong contingent of Canadians representing almost 200 stores. And once again, Hardlines was at the show, hosting the ever-popular Canada Night reception.

To the lively backdrop of Cajun music, fried catfish, and alligator, the event brought together about 240 Canadian dealers from every part of the country. While the majority of Canucks in attendance were from Castle and TIMBER MART, a range of other banners also attended. And yes, as per tradition, the entire room joined in a rousing rendition of “O Canada” in both official languages.