The A.R.E.N.A. Alliance announced that it has welcomed Kent Building Supplies as a partner. Kent is the purchasing alliance’s ninth partner and its second in Canada (BMR Group came aboard last June). Others include Groupement Les Mousquetaires in France and Germany’s hagebau.
“We look forward to leveraging our volume and category management experience to support A.R.E.N.A. negotiating strategies and provide improved deals to all partners,” said Michael Simms, VP retail at Kent parent J.D. Irving Ltd. (shown here). “Our intention is to become a very active and supportive member.”