November 28, 2022

  • Canadian Tire slammed for alleged treatment of workers in its Bangladesh factories
  • Dealer recruitment, product reviews are all part of the mix at BMR, says VP
  • Retailers now stretch Black Friday sales online and in-store over several days
  • Home products association to host group stand at NHS in Vegas
  • PLUS: B.C. Canadian Tire store catches fire, Last Mountain Coop still closed as it looks for staff, Lowe’s Canada staff get a break on their commute, Money’s Worth Renovation Center locations are closing, Canac’s next store, Regal ideas recognized, RONA Fort Erie raises money for a good cause, existing home sales in the U.S. drop, and more!

November 21, 2022

  • Lowe’s, Home Depot results show normalized growth with DIY rebounding
  • U.S. investors not as interested in sale of Lowe’s Canada as you’d think
  • Kent must open books to CRA to share its pro accounts, court rules
  • Housing market continues to slow as both resales and starts decline
  • PLUS: Trevor Small succeeds David Campbell at helm of LBMAO, Paul Wood resigns as CEO of Giant Tiger, BMR Buying Show returns in person, Ace’s record earnings, Walmart posts Q3 increase, BuildDirect reports dip in Q3 revenues, Wolseley Canada holds grand opening in West Kelowna, Jim Gillies remembered, U.S. housing starts, and more!

November 7, 2022

  • Lowe’s sells its Canadian division to U.S.-based private equity firm
  • Following sell-off, Lowe’s Canada president says stores will switch to RONA
  • Atlantic association holds HR conference to examine hiring, retention issues
  • Economist Peter Norman says “uncertainty and caution” are what’s ahead
  • PLUS: Quebec dealer joins TIMBER MART, Lowe’s Canada launches November contractor promotion, RCMP investigates fire at Pender Island Home Hardware store, Giant Tiger opens fourth location in Windsor, Ont., IKEA Canada adds plan-and-order location in Brossard, Que., Grainger reports Q3 sales, U.S. construction spending, and more!

October 31, 2022

  • Supply chain crisis was a natural consequence of our thinking, Retail Prophet says
  • Lowe’s Canada opens bulk distribution centre just north of Calgary
  • Home Hardware’s marketing lead talks brand, omni-channel, and attracting pros
  • Survey reveals consumers’ holiday shopping preferences
  • PLUS: BMR appoints HR director, Patrick Morin investing in upgrades, Mountain Equipment Company now in Hudson’s Bay stores, West Fraser’s sales and profits drop, holiday shoppers will see lots of markdowns, retail sales increase, U.S. home sales, and more!
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