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Orgill to open Western DC that will serve Alberta and B.C. dealers

MEMPHIS — U.S. hardware wholesaler Orgill has announced the addition of a distribution centre in Post Falls, Idaho…

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Following departure of Michael Medline, Canadian Tire ramps up digital initiatives

TORONTO — The recent ouster of Canadian Tire CEO Michael Medline marred the otherwise positive news of reasonably strong second-quarter results for Canadian Tire Corp…

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Lowe’s Christmas preview features products designed for Canadian customers

TORONTO — For the first time, Lowe’s Canada has opened up its holiday products preview to the media…

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Christmas in July: a preview of holiday products at Canadian Tire

TORONTO — Canadian Tire held a promotional event recently in Toronto to showcase the new lines and colours for its Christmas assortments. The preview was an invitation to press and TV types to get an insider’s look at coming trends…

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Selkirk Home Hardware manager receives scholarship for NRHA Management School

SELKIRK, Man. — Wendy Lang, Store Manager of Selkirk Home Hardware Building Centre is the recipient of the Home Hardware NRHA Retail Management Certification Program Scholarship valued at US$6,250 ($8,166)…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Ace Hardware reports Q2 growth

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware posted Q2 revenues of $1.4 billion, an increase of $8.7…

First Lowe's for Thunder Bay

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s will celebrate this week the grand opening of its first store…

Classified of the week: Square Deal

Square Deal, a family owned Canadian hardware distribution company that provides a high…

Lowe's/Woolworths talks break down?

SYDNEY, Australia — Talks between Lowe’s and Australian retailer Woolworths are believed to have broken down over the closing of…

Quebec minister resigns over RONA deal

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec transportation minister Jacques Daoust has announced his…

Retail sales edge down in June

OTTAWA — Retail sales edged down 0.1% to $44.1 billion in June, according to StatCan…

Orgill consolidates buying functions

SPECIAL REPORT — Upon learning of Orgill’s closing of its Canadian buying office, HARDLINES requested a statement from the company. Here is the release from Orgill in its entirety…

Lowe's Q2 earnings miss mark

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s trailed rival Home Depot in Q2, falling short of the 4.1% gain in same-store sales predicted…

Wal-Mart beats Q2 expectations

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart saw sales at established stores rise…

CertainTeed contractor partners honoured

Malvern, PA — Three North American contractors travelled to Prague in early June…

Home renos surpass housing sales

TORONTO — HARDLINES Editor Michael McLarney was on Business News Network (BNN)…

Home Depot Q2 results

ATLANTA—The Home Depot has posted strong results for its second quarter…

Correction: Lowe's Canada

TORONTO — In this week’s issue of the newsletter, we stated that Lowe’s Canada is the exclusive retailer for SMEG appliances. This is not in fact the case. We apologize for the error.

 

London-area Home Hardware sold

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — A family-owned Home Hardware in the heart of the banner’s…