Tanguay banner unites furniture, appliance retailers

Greater Montreal-based BMTC Group is streamlining its previous multi-banner approach, consolidating all its furniture and appliance stores, including former Brault & Martineau and EconoMax outlets, under the Tanguay brand. In making the announcement last month, the company also revealed it is opening 11 new Tanguay stores, including locations in Montreal, Gatineau and Sherbrooke.

Julie Martineau, daughter of co-founder Robert Martineau, took to Facebook to lament the move, saying it left her “furious.” The elder Martineau, she noted, “even refused higher offers from Ontario companies so that Brault & Martineau could stay in Quebec forever!”