Top buyers from CTR, FCL among speakers at upcoming Conference

SPECIAL REPORT — Provocative insights. Progressive information. And, of course, networking at its best. The 19th Annual Hardlines Conference will offer all this and more over two action-packed days with top leaders of the home improvement industry.

This year’s Conference has been designed especially to help businesses play at the top of their game as the industry enters another year of slow growth. Vendors who wish to get face-to-face with top buyers will get their chance: Greg Hicks, senior vice president, merchandising for Canadian Tire Retail; and Tony Steier, home and building supplies director for Federated Co-operatives Limited, the giant Western farm and hardware co-op, are just two of the speakers who will fit that bill…