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Home Depot and Lowe’s count on contractor sales

SPECIAL REPORT — While Home Depot and Lowe’s enjoyed strong third-quarter sales growth, both big box retailers acknowledge how important the contractor customer has been to that growth…

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LBM sales stay strong amidst overall sluggish retail scene

OTTAWA — Total Canadian retail sales were up 3.0% in September 2016 versus a year ago, according to the latest real, not seasonally adjusted, numbers from Statistics Canada…

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Ikea Canada cracks $2 billion in sales on double-digit growth

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Ikea Canada announced total sales of $2.05 billion in Canada for the financial year ending August 31, 2016, an increase of 14.2% on the previous year, marking its second year of double-digit growth…

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Kent buys up Central Home Improvements

ST. JOHN — Central Home Improvements, a fixture in Nova Scotia since 1976, will become part of the Kent Building Supplies group of stores on January 1, according to founder Steve Smith…

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Anticipating 50-year anniversary, BMR show focuses on technology

QUEBEC CITY — Groupe BMR held its latest trade show in Quebec recently. The event used the official theme of technology to drive it, while anticipation around the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2017 was prevalent…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

RONA plants one million trees in Alberta

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — RONA announced it has recently completed its commitment…

Dow announces personnel changes

CALGARY — Dow Building Solutions has announced that Martha Swinn, formerly…

Stanley Black & Decker names new chairman

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker has announced the appointment of George…

Kent buys up Central Home Improvements

SAINT JOHN — Central Supplies, a fixture in Nova Scotia since 1976, will become part of the…

CertainTeed products eco-certified

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — CertainTeed has announced that its Sustainable Insulation…

Ply Gem HQ recognized for sustainability

CALGARY — Ply Gem has been recognized with BOMA BEST Gold Certification for its Canadian…

LBMAO honours Jim Kenny

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The LBMAO presented its 28th annual Industry Achievement Award…

DIY market worth €538 billion: report

COLOGNE — In 2015, the DIY home improvement world market turnover reached…

RCR launches new Climaloc website

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — RCR International has launched a brand new Climaloc Solutions website…

Retail up in dramatically for LBM sector

OTTAWA — Total Canadian retail sales were up…

Peterborough-area Home Hardware expands

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre in Selwyn, Ont., is in the…

Classified of the week: Dupont

Dupont is looking for a dynamic and self-starting Tyvek Specialist to represent its Alberta…

Alta. softwood traders issue statement

EDMONTON — The Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council has hit back at…

“Dynamic” pricing on the rise

TORONTO — Retailers are increasingly turning to…