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Ace Canada opens new store in Alberta market

SUNDRE, Alta. — The Ace banner continues to gain traction across Canada with the opening of a new Ace Hardware store last week in Sundre, Alta…

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Home Hardware’s new VP reinforces branding message at latest market

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — While new products and new vendors were the main draw at the latest Home Hardware Market, held recently at its head office distribution centre in St. Jacobs, Ont., the reinforcement of Home’s culture and values were reinforced, as well…

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Lee Valley’s “boutique” shop a prototype for tourist areas

OTTAWA — Lee Valley Tools has been stepping up expansion of its bricks-and-mortar sites, with a new store that just opened in Kelowna, B.C. (see our incredible April 11, 2016 edition for full story! ―your effervescent Editor.)…

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Contractor dealers count on new products to keep selection fresh

SPECIAL REPORT — New products can be just the thing to help set your business apart from competitors, both online and in-store. Take Soo Mill & Lumber, a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based dealer…

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Regional associations commit to align more closely under national umbrella

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ― In a small inn at the mouth of the Credit River in Southern Ontario, executives of the five regional retail building materials associations held a special meeting two weeks ago…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Home Hardware showcases P.E.I. colours

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Home Hardware Stores in Prince Edward Island welcomed…

Campbell joins Stanley B&D as ambassador

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Kate Campbell, celebrity contractor and popular television personality, is now official…

Tuckey Home Hardware celebrates reopening

LONDON, Ont. — Tuckey Home Hardware celebrated its grand reopening…

Currency hits Bemis earnings

NEENAH, Wis. ― Bemis reported earnings of $0.59 per share for the first quarter. The net…

Newell Rubbermaid beats estimates

ATLANTA ― Newell Brands posted $40.5 million in net income for the first quarter…

Lowe's could fill appliance gap

NEW YORK ― As the future of Sears Holding comes under question, an analysis in Forbes…

London, Ont., Home Hardware expands

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Tuckey Home Hardware, a fixture in downtown London’s Wortley…

Classified of the week: Blanco

Blanco, is seeking a Retail Account Manager with at least five years’ experience to join…

Lowe's Canada prepares to open 43rd store

CORNWALL, Ont. — Lowe’s will open its 43rd store in Canada next week…

Canfor reports first-quarter results

VANCOUVER — Canfor reported net income…

Masco reports Q1 lift in sales and profit

TAYLOR, Mich. — Masco reported first-quarter net sales…

Ace Hardware store opens in Alberta

SUNDRE, Alta. — A new Ace store opened its doors his week…

Home Hardware names Store of the Year

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Geerlinks Home Hardware of St. Thomas, Ont., has been recognized…

3M tops Q1 forecasts

ST. PAUL, Minn. ― 3M’s quarterly earnings exceeded analyst expectations, boosted by…