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Trois-Rivières closure marks next step in La Coop-BMR alliance

Trois-Rivières, Que. — La Coop fédérée has confirmed a firm closure date for its hardware and LBM distribution centre in Trois-Rivières. The closure, first announced back in February, and forecast to take up to 15 months, will be completed by January 16, 2015…

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Healthy dealer sales lift mood at Home Hardware Market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Hardware Stores held its fall market last week, as the giant co-op continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. More than 3,000 people—Home dealers, families, and staff—converged on the Mennonite community of St. Jacobs, just north of Waterloo, Ont., where Home Hardware’s offices and distribution centre are located…

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Milot takes over expansion efforts at RONA

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — In an effort to co-ordinate its expansion and development efforts, RONA has appointed Stéphane Milot to the newly created role of vice president, expansion, development and real estate. Milot has been with RONA for seven years and was previously vice president, finance and investor relations…

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Smaller B.C. show aims for “boutique” quality audience

WHISTLER, B.C. — While the event drew just 400 people, including vendors and dealers, organizers of the BSIA of B.C.’s Westcoast Building and Hardware Show are calling it a success.

“Our whole intention here is to find a place and a venue and mix to host a region—a B.C. show for B.C. people,”…

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Super Remover begins construction of new factory

GRANBY, Que.— Super Remover, a division of Distributions J. Des Serres inc., has announced the construction of its new head office on 619 Du Luxembourg Street in Granby. The first phase of the project consists of a 10,000-square-foot industrial head office on 100,000 square feet of land and represents an investment of $1 million. According to the company, the new facility will meet or exceed all standards and regulations for fire prevention and hazardous materials handling, and it will surpass all required safety measures to prevent any environmental spills. The move into the new plant is scheduled to start in November 2015…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Sears Canada parent to sell off shares

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Canadian Tire clears hurdles to partner with Scotiabank

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Ace promises "new strategy" for Canada

WINNIPEG — At the recent TruServ Canada Fall Market, TRU and RONA dealers, along…

Muji eyes expansion in Canada

TORONTO — Cutting-edge Japanese home retailer Muji is looking to create a network…

TruServ presents Ace programs at Fall Market

WINNIPEG — The new partnership between Ace Hardware and RONA…

TIM-BR MART adds regional director

VAUGHAN, Ont. — TIM-BR MART Group has appointed Jim Doyle to the role of Regional Director…

Fraud spreads to Canada after Home Depot hack

TORONTO — Suspicious activity has begun to surface on Canadian cards used at…

Home Hardware celebrates Tree Day

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware Stores Limited continues its support of Tree Canada…

Sears CEO to step down

TORONTO — Sears Canada has announced CEO and president Douglas C. Campbell’s…

Home Depot pilots "DIY automotive"

ATLANTA — Home Depot is reaching out to its loyal professional customers with…

Chalifour named Supplier Company of the Year

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Chalifour Canada has been awarded the annual Building Supply…

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La Coop fédérée to close Trois-Rivières DC

Trois-Rivières, Que. — La Coop fédérée has confirmed the closure date…

Target prices sink below Walmart's: study

MISSSISAUGA, Ont. — Target’s prices are beginning to undercut those of Walmart, a year after…