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Lennie to head Home Depot’s MRO division

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based Interline Brands, Inc., a national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products…

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Lowe’s Canada announces aggressive store growth

TORONTO — Lowe’s Canada announced last week that in addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites, the company also plans to open two more locations in Ontario…

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Industry leaders will present at 20th Hardlines Conference

WORLD HQ, TORONTO — What do Terry Davis, CEO of Home Hardware Stores; Bernie Owens, president of TIM-BR MART Group; Joe Scarlett, retired CEO of Tractor Supply Stores and founder of the Scarlett Leadership Institute; and Ken Jenkins, president of Castle Building Centres, all have in common? They will be presenters at the 20th Annual Hardlines Conference.


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Vendors: Taiga seeks vendors with strong brands

TORONTO — While Taiga Building Products is a household name in the home improvement industry, the breadth of products it carries and the extent of its support network may come as a surprise to many vendors…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: This week in 1995

While Home Depot was taking a breather from its breakneck expansion in Canada, another big box player was still going gangbusters. Revelstoke CEO Carl Grittner was planning to have a total of seven Revy Home & Garden stores by the end of the year, with another 10 planned for the following year. Also: Schurman in P.E.I. was celebrating its 100th anniversary and Hickman’s in Newfoundland was growing its contractor business. Click here to read these blasts from the past!

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Tembec sales drop in Q3

MONTREAL — Tembec saw consolidated sales fall to $365 million, from $404 million…

Stanley Black & Decker tops estimates

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker saw Q2 sales exceed analyst expectations…

Hardware firms awarded for energy efficiency

OTTAWA — Some of this industry’s leading retailers and vendors are the recipients of this year’s Energy Star…

CanWel holds steady in Q2

VANCOUVER — CanWel’s Q2 revenues were little changed from last year at $224.5…

Masco Q2 earnings beat predictions

TAYLOR, Mich. — Masco’s quarterly profits of $105 million exceeded Wall Street forecasts…

Lowe’s hires supply chain VP, plans new DC

TORONTO — Lowe’s Canada is beefing up its supply chain with the appointment of…

Lowe's Canada unveils next stores

TORONTO — Lowe’s Canada has just announced…

Wal-Mart buys up remaining Chinese stake

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart has acquired the remaining stake it did not own in Chinese…

Outstanding Retailer Awards: deadline fast approaching!

WORLD HQ, TORONTO ― The Outstanding Retailer Awards are the industry’s only independent awards program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement, and building supply dealers in Canada. In its 23-year history, the program has honoured more than 140 retailers. Now it’s your turn…

Kingfisher reports strong Q2

LONDON — Kingfisher PLC, which owns B&Q and Castorama, reported a surge…

Bemis posts Q2 earnings rise

NEENAH, Wis. — Bemis reported earnings of 67 cents per share, 11.7% higher than…

Retail LBM sales edge up in May

OTTAWA ― Retail sales rose 1.0% to $43.0 billion in May, reports Statistics Canada…

Bemis buys Brazilian plastics business

NEENAH, Wis. — Bemis announced it has reached a definitive agreement to…

Lennie to head Home Depot’s MRO division

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based…