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Lowe’s ramps up support for Ace, consolidates Winnipeg DC into Toronto

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s Canada has announced it is stepping up its investment in the Ace independent business that it owns through its acquisition of RONA…

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Orgill expects to reduce delivery times to Western Canada with new DC

MEMPHIS — As Canadian dealers prepared to fly down to New Orleans for the latest Orgill Dealer Market, the giant Memphis-based hardware distributor was ramping up its logistics to better serve those dealers…

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TIMBER MART kicks off 50th anniversary with convention and trade show

VAUGHAN, Ont. – TIMBER MART kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations at their national annual convention at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from January 22 to 29…

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Conversion of RONA big boxes to Lowe’s banner begins with Edmonton store

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has announced that its Namao RONA Home and Garden store, in Edmonton’s North end, will be the first RONA big box location to convert to the Lowe’s banner…

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Peavey, Patrick Morin, HardwareandTools.com at Hardlines Conference

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto — One of Canada’s leading independent home improvement dealers, a major Western Canadian farm and hardware chain, and Canada’s leading housing economist will be featured on the podium at the 2017 Hardlines Conference

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

LBM sales rise in December

OTTAWA — Following four consecutive monthly increases, retail sales decreased 0.5%…

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Orgill show draws Canucks to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The Orgill Market attracted some 350 accounts from across Canada…

AQMAT celebrates talent, for a good cause

LONGUEUIL, Que. — AQMAT held its Gala of Recognition over the weekend at Quebec City’s…

Canada Night welcomes dealers at Orgill Market

NEW ORLEANS — More than 250 dealers gathered at the Orgill Spring Market to for the Hardlines Canada Night Reception…

Home Depot posts Q4 gains

ATLANTA — Home Depot has reported an increase of 5.8% in sales for the fourth quarter…

Sales up, profits down at Wal-Mart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — U.S. same-store sales at Wal-Mart Stores rose by 1.8% in Q4, but profits…

Lowe's makes big changes to support Ace

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s Canada will step up its support of the Ace banner, while…

Deere results drop in Q1

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. reported net income of $193.8 million, or $0.61 per share, for…

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Edmonton RONA first to convert to Lowe's

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Edmonton’s Namao RONA Home and Garden store will be the…

Canadian Tire posts Q4 gains

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. saw sales rise across its banners in the fourth quarter …

TIMBER MART gathers dealers, vendors

TORONTO — Continuing its 50th anniversary celebrations, TIMBER MART held its seventh…

Lifetime honours for Bridgeford

COLOGNE, Germany — Gregory Bridgeford, who helped to engineer Lowe’s entry into…