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RONA board accepts new takeover offer from Lowe’s

MOORESVILLE, N.C. & BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s has entered into a deal with RONA inc. to acquire all of RONA’s common shares for $24 per share in cash, and all preferred shares for C$20 per share…

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Online selling, leadership keynote topics in BSIA Show’s Education Track

SURREY, B.C. — Education for dealers and vendors is going to be an important addition to the next BSIA Westcoast Building & Hardware Show & Ultimate Home Show…

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Lowe’s will share expertise with RONA to increase profitability

TORONTO — Lowe’s has identified ways to cut costs and increase revenue and operating profitability through its takeover of RONA inc…

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Tembec CEO warns of U.S. protectionism

MONTREAL — The benefit of the weaker loonie to lumber exports is likely to arouse the protectionist instincts of the U.S. lumber industry, says James Lopez, CEO of Tembec…

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Home Hardware names VP marketing and sales

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Rick McNabb has been named vice president, marketing and sales for Home Hardware Stores Ltd. The hire, which is effective March 7, comes after months of searching and brings in an outsider to the ranks of Canada’s largest co-op home improvement retailer, which is well known for hiring from within…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Lowe's moves for Milton Mall spot

MILTON, Ont. — Lowe’s has applied to the town of Milton, 40km west of Toronto, for a…

Building permits climb in December

OTTAWA — The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3%…

RONA takeover worries Teamsters

MONTREAL — Teamsters Canada Local 1999 has signalled its concerns about Lowe’s planned…

TSX approves Richelieu share split

MONTREAL — Richelieu Hardware announced that it has obtained approval from the…

Lowe's is now #1: What it means for the industry

TORONTO — The takeover of RONA by Lowe’s will create the largest…

Lowe’s seeks increased profitability with RONA

TORONTO — Lowe’s has identified ways to cut costs and increase revenue…

Tembec suspends sawmill operations

MONTREAL — Tembec is indefinitely suspending operations at its Senneterre…

Spectrum Brands posts Q4 gains

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Spectrum Brands posted net sales of $1.22 billion in Q4, a 14.1%…

BREAKING: Lowe's buys RONA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. & BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s has announced this morning that it has entered into a deal with RONA…

Allegion Canada to Open DC in Edmonton

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Allegion Canada is set to open a distribution centre in…

Amazon launches business supplies site

SEATTLE ― Amazon.ca has found another way to sell hand and power tools, plus…

CashierPRO recruits POS systems veteran

STRATFORD, Ont. — Barb Schering has joined CashierPRO…

RONA acquires B.C. store

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — RONA has acquired a former Home Hardware store in Golden, B.C…

U.S. construction spending rises

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during…