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Newfoundland and Labrador dealer Notre Dame Agencies adds 10th location

LEWISPORTE, NL ― Notre Dame Agencies, a large independent dealer in Newfoundland and Labrador, has purchased its 10th retail location, the former Warr’s Castle Building Centre in Springdale, NL…

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Could Ace Hardware buy True Value in the U.S.?

CHICAGO — According to a Bloomberg report last week, True Value Co. is “considering a sale that could value the home-improvement store chain at about $800 million.”…

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Lowe’s Canada CEO: ignore online at your peril

TORONTO — What a customer uses a computer or mobile device for while undertaking a home improvement project depends on what point they are at in a project…

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Shades of Ikea: Target and Amazon expand their private-label hardlines brands

SPECIAL REPORT ― As traditional hardware retailers fight to defend their market share against e-retailers, a growing number of private-label brands is also seeking a piece of the pie…

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The big get bigger: Industry’s Top Four keep consolidating the market

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto ― Canada’s retail home improvement market grew at a healthy pace in 2016, up 2.9% over the previous year, thanks to Canada’s red hot housing market, low interest rates, and ageing housing stock—all factors driving renovation sales…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Fastway to buy North American Lumber

TORONTO — The Fastway Group has entered into a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Winnipeg-based…

Sears takes heat over executive bonuses

TORONTO — Sears Canada, which is undergoing court-supervised restructuring after…

Home resales fall again in June

OTTAWA — Existing home sales dropped in June, the third monthly decline, according…

Pop-up mattress store for Toronto

TORONTO — Design and marketing agency Community has partnered with mattress…

Home Depot sees growth in power tools, LED, outdoor products

BOSTON — Home Depot executives gave some clues to the company’s growth vectors at a recent investor conference…

Atis acquires Quebec's Pro-Tech

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Atis Group, which manufactures doors and windows, has announced…

Ace eyes acquisition of True Value

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen expressed interest in purchasing…

Sears cleared to seek a buyer

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. has announced that the Sears Canada Group has obtained orders from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice…

AFA and Lebel form distribution deal

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, Que. — Groupe Lebel, which owns sawmills throughout Quebec…

Larger store for Nfld. Home Hardware dealer

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Churchill’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Bay Roberts, N.L., has…

Notre Dame Agencies adds 10th store

LEWISPORTE, NL — Notre Dame Agencies, one of the largest Castle dealers in Atlantic Canada, has purchased…

Lowe’s teams up with Red Cross for B.C.

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada announces the launch of a national campaign…

LBM staff changes at Home Hardware

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware has announced changes in the LBM…

Housing starts rise in June

OTTAWA — The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts for all areas in Canada…