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Kenroc at 50: there for the birth of the drywall industry

REGINA — In the mid-1960s, a dramatic change occurred in the way houses were being built in North America…

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Sears Canada: is the end nigh?

TORONTO — Sears Canada reported a first-quarter net loss of $144.4 million, more than double the loss suffered in Q1 2016, when the legendary retailer incurred a loss of $63.6 million…

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Pay attention to change: what we learned at the Global DIY Summit

BERLIN — The fifth annual Global DIY Summit concluded in Berlin last week. This year’s motto was “A New Era—a Glimpse into the Future of Home Improvement”…

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Appointment notice at Hardlines

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sigrid Forberg to the role of Editor at Hardlines Inc…

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Home Depot launches Orange Door campaign to support homeless youth

TORONTO — Home Depot stores across Canada kicked off the annual Orange Door Project fundraiser last week to help end youth homelessness…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

BREAKING: Sears Canada granted bankruptcy protection

TORONTO — Sears Canada has just announced it has been granted bankruptcy protection…

LBM, garden sales jump in April

OTTAWA — Retail sales rose 0.8% to $48.6 billion in April, according to StatCan…

Boulanger & cie marks 75 years

WARWICK, Que. — Boulanger & cie celebrated its 75th anniversary this month…

Fairfax sells off remaining Tembec stake

TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings reported that it has sold, through its subsidiaries…

Lowe's pursues growth, new model

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada will open the first of its new model stores this month…

Beauti-Tone pays tribute to National Parks

BURFORD, Ont. — Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware’s paint division, is celebrating Canada’s…

BMR renovates Potvin & Bouchard store

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Potvin & Bouchard inaugurated its new store in Chicoutimi last night…

RCR restructures sales force in B.C., Alta., Ont., & Que.

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― RCR, a legacy brand in Quebec for more than 70 years, has announced it will reorganize its sales structure…

Home Depot stock strong on e-commerce, U.S. housing

ATLANTA — Wall Street continues to give the thumbs’ up to Home Depot stock, as housing prices continue…

Activist shareholder urges sale of HBC sites

TORONTO — An activist shareholder wants venerable retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. to sell off…

PEI store changes banners

CHARLOTTETOWN — The former Sherwood BMR is now Sherwood Timber Mart, after owner…

Intertape Polymer in Indian venture

MONTREAL — Intertape Polymer Group has announced an agreement to acquire…

Intertape Polymer to buy Cantech

MONTREAL — Intertape Polymer Group has announced an agreement to acquire…

Saint-Gobain in talks to acquire Glava

PARIS — Saint-Gobain has entered into talks with the founding families and…