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With final hurdles cleared, Lowe’s closes deal to buy RONA

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. & MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The biggest deal in the history of Canadian home improvement retailing, and one that has been in the works in one form or another for the past five years, has finally closed…

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Ex-RONA CEO Robert Dutton joins board of directors of La Coop fédérée

MONTREAL ― Robert Dutton, former president and CEO of RONA inc., has joined the board of directors of La Coop fédérée, where he will help out with Groupe BMR…

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Outstanding retailers will be honoured at Hardlines Conference

WORLD HQ, TORONTO — Canada’s hardware and home improvement retailers are among the best in the country…

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Canuck vendors keep busy at the National Hardware Show

LAS VEGAS ― The National Hardware Show remains the must-attend event for Canadians in retail home improvement…

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Innovation front and centre at Vegas hardware show

LAS VEGAS ― Lots of Canadian companies were exhibiting at the National Hardware Show last week, while a number of Canadian agents and reps were walking the show looking for new lines to bring back home…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Castle welcomes new member in Maritimes

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ― Moffett’s Hardware, which has served the town of Sussex, N.B., since 1922…

Realigning Lowe’s Toronto office “top priority”

TORONTO — Only two days into his new job as the head of the unified Lowe’s-RONA business, Sylvain Prud’homme admits that…

Lowe's outlines RONA strategy

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s is planning a “gradual evolution” at RONA after closing its…

CertainTeed acquires Matterhorn

MALVERN, Pa. — CertainTeed has announced the acquisition of the Matterhorn metal roofing brand…

Classified of the week: Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams is hiring a Sales Rep in N. Saskatoon. This position is responsible…

Canadian retail sees strong Q1

TORONTO ― Canadian retail sales rose 5.5% in Q1 from a year ago, the strongest quarter in…

New look for N.S. Home Hardware

JACOBS, Ont. ― New Ross Home Hardware Building Centre in New Ross, N.S., has finished…

BREAKING: Lowe’s finalizes RONA deal

MOORESVILLE, N.C. & BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s acquisition of RONA was finalized this morning. The deal, worth $3.2 billion…

Canada boosts Walmart sales

TORONTO ― Sales at established Walmart stores in Canada rose for the eighth quarter…

LBM sales decline in March

OTTAWA ― Following gains in January and February, retail sales decreased 1% in March…

Lowe’s chairman confirms RONA deal to close

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s is set to complete the acquisition of RONA…

Robert Dutton joins La Coop board

MONTREAL ― Robert Dutton, former president and CEO of RONA inc., has joined the board…

Mercedez-Benz and RONA announce winner

TORONTO ― Mercedes-Benz Canada and RONA announced that…

Ace opens stores in Saskatchewan, Ontario

WINNIPEG ― The Ace banner continues to gain traction in Canada under its ownership here by RONA…