SPECIAL REPORT — The biggest home improvement retailers by province for the most part reflect the leaders nationally. However, there are some unique regional differences. An analysis of the top home improvement retailers in each province by sales indicates that most regions are dominated by the country’s largest player, Home Depot Canada. With sales exceeding $7 billion in this country, Home Depot Canada is particularly strong in provinces with large urban hubs, namely British Columbia, where it has 26 stores, and in Ontario, where it has 88 outlets.
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