Top retailers will be featured at this year’s Hardlines Conference

WORLD HQ, TORONTO — Canadian Tire, Federated Co-operatives Limited, and Castle Building Centres are just three of Canada’s leading home improvement groups that will be represented in the speaker lineup of the 19th Annual Hardlines Conference.

The conference is an annual gathering of retail dealers, buyers, and executives, as well as suppliers from across the country. A forum for showcasing the latest in retail and customer trends, it is also an important networking event.

Tony Steier took over late last year as the home and building supplies director at Federated Co-operatives Limited. He manages a business that does more than half a billion dollars in retail hardware and home improvement sales to hundreds of Co-op stores and ValuMaster dealers across the West, making it one of Canada’s top 20 home improvement retailers…