Throwback Thursday: 28 years ago, Home Depot Canada opened Vancouver office

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature in which we dip into the Hardlines Weekly Report archives.

In the Sept. 18, 1995, edition of our (then) fax newsletter, we reported on Home Depot Canada’s latest expansion efforts:

In an effort to get closer to its western market, The Home Depot Canada has opened a buying office in Vancouver. The “merchandising centre” will represent an investment of more than $1 million…

Home Depot Canada president Stephen Bebis says the move will mean quicker lead times for its western stores “and will let us be more sensitive to the nuances of product demands in the west.”