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Lowe’s Canada CEO Sylvain Prud’homme to speak at Hardlines Conference

WORLD HEADQUARTERS, Toronto — Rounding out what is already an incredible roster of presenters, the closing speaker at the 22nd annual Hardlines Conference will be Sylvain Prud’homme, president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada…

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Orgill show draws Canadians from a range of banners to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The sheer size of the Orgill Market makes it a must-attend for many Canadian dealers, and the latest show in New Orleans, February 16 to 18, attracted 350 accounts from across the country―despite poor weather in parts of the Northeast that prevented some dealers from completing their trek…

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Canada Night welcomes dealers at Orgill Market

NEW ORLEANS, La. — More than 250 dealers gathered at the end of day one of the Orgill Spring Market for a drink and a chance to rub shoulders with fellow Canucks during the Hardlines Canada Night Reception…

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BMR plans conversion of some Unimat stores in coming months

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― As Groupe BMR ramps up support for its core BMR banner, it has no plans to diminish the Unimat banner that is also part of its stable of brands…

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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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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Lowe's ends fiscal year on a strong note

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s has reported fourth-quarter net earnings…

Commercial specialist joins Home Hardware

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware welcomed Dan Higgins as Cleaning Supplies…

CanSave plans bigger and better for next Expo

BARRIE, Ont. ― CanSave will host its 26th annual buying Expo in…

Lowe's to open big box in Edmonton area

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. ― Lowe’s Canada opened its latest store…

Garaga launches “Win a Smart Garage” contest

SAINT-GEORGES, Que. ― Garage-door maker Garaga has launched a consumer contest…

Feds give Fort Mac a boost with gypsum tariff ruling

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. — Finance minister Bill Morneau has announced that the federal government will cut duties on…

Canac pulls back from Anacolor

QUEBEC CITY — Canac’s management is disappointed that one of its vendors has…

Armstrong turns around in Q4

LANCASTER, Pa. — Flooring and ceiling maker Armstrong World Industries has posted Q4 net…

Sears licences Kenmore brand

CHICAGO — Sears Holdings has reached a deal with Permasteel which will allow the California…

Henkel beats Q4 estimates

BERLIN — Henkel reported Q4 earnings of $807 million last week, a stronger showing…

Saint-Gobain posts strong annual results

PARIS — Saint-Gobain reported that net income for the fiscal year 2016 amounted…

Canadian firm among NRLA's product nods

RENSSELAER, N.Y. — The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association announced that EcoPoxy and…

ACCEO and BDO team up

MONTREAL — Payment systems manufacturer ACCEO Solutions and business software firm…

Ace reports Q4 gains

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware reported Q4 revenues of $1.2 billion, an increase of $67.6…