Home Hardware Market: optimism after long winter

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — The theme at the latest Home Hardware Spring Market is “Be Bold.” But dealers, along with families and staff members, who have descended upon the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Southwestern Ontario this past weekend, are more likely to be hopeful that the long Canadian winter has finally given way to a prosperous spring. Still, optimism prevailed throughout day one of the market, as dealers got updated on new products and services, including an updated education platform online.

Dealers on the show floor report that they are indeed starting to get busy, and hope they can catch up even as snow has yet to disappear from many regions of the country. Monday morning will feature Toronto Blue Jays CEO Paul Beeston as keynote at a meeting before day two of the market opens.