Last chance to register for the Retail Conditions Seminar



Where will the growth come from in the home improvement industry?
Who are the winning players?
What are the winning formats?

You need to know so you can plan for the year ahead!

About the Event:

Hardlines will present the the latest research on the size and growth of Canada’s Retail Home Improvement Industry. All the information you need to develop your marketing plan, including:

  • Strategies of the key retailers
  • Forecasts for their growth
  • Expansion plans
  • New categories in development
  • PLUS: An in-depth look at Canada’s housing market from a leading analyst from CMHC.



Michael McLarney, Editor & President, Hardlines Inc.

mm2Michael McLarney is the Founder and Editor of the HARDLINES newsletter, the premier source for information on home improvement retailing in Canada. With 25 years of experience covering and analyzing the retail home improvement industry. He edits the weekly HARDLINES newsletter for retail executives, Hardlines Home Improvement Quarterly magazine for dealers, and oversees a range of annual reports that analyze the size and growth of the retail home improvement industry.

Considered the leading retail analyst for Canada’s home improvement sector, Mr. McLarney is a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker who has appeared at business conferences in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has been quoted in many of Canada’s leading business publications and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country.

Alex Medow, Senior Market Analyst, CMHC

cmhc_logo2014Alex Medow, Senior Market Analyst with CMHC heads a team covering selected Ontario markets. During his two and a half decades with CMHC, Alex has managed CMHC’s Analysts and Economists in Ottawa and British Columbia, and has done extensive work in developing research and training materials. Alex’s jobs before CMHC included work as a Statistician for the Ontario Ministry of Housing, teaching economics and statistics at York University, and consulting for the World Bank.

Event Details

Sandman Signature Hotel Toronto Airport
June 12, 2014 – 8:00AM – 11:30AM
55 Reading Court
Toronto, ON M9W 7K7

2014 Retail Report Launch

EVERYTHING you need to know about the retail home improvement industry in Canada in one power-packed PowerPoint presentation. The size, the growth, the top players, the winning formats, the hot provinces, the newest retail trends — it’s all here.

Featuring proprietary information about the industry that’s only available from HARDLINES. Featuring:

  • The size of the Home Improvement Industry
  • Market share by store formats and province
  • The sales of Top 20 home improvement retailers
  • The Top Four: A closer look at the metrics and strategies of the industry’s biggest retailers
  • Big Boxes: ranking of players, market share, annualized growth
  • Buying groups: ranking, sales and market shares, strategies for dealer growth
  • Recap of conditions affecting the industry
  • Analysis of trends and business conditions in this industry
  • Forecasts for the industry in 2013 and 2014

We make it easy for you to plan – and to present your plans – for the year ahead. No Sales Director or Marketing Manager should be without this indispensable industry intelligence tool. Click here for more information on the Hardlines Retail Report.


EVENT ATTENDEE SPECIAL: Pre-order the 2014 Retail Report and save $100!
Subscriber Event Only: $119
Subscriber Retail Report subscriber: $879 $779 + $119 event = $898
Non-Subscriber Event Only: $169
Non-Subscriber Retail Report: $1179 $1079 + + $169 event = $1248