ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Hardware Stores is holding its fall market this week, as the giant co-op continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The mood among dealers was generally upbeat, all of them reporting a busy summer and fall, following a very slow first half of the year. Vendors in attendance were likewise positive, with most of them confirming to HARDLINES that day one of the show was especially busy.
Highlights of the market included a new paint colour card for Home’s own Beauti-Tone brand of paint, developed in partnership with Style at Home magazine, and a continued push on e-commerce. (Full report on the market in next Monday’s weekly edition of our HARDLINES newsletter!)