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Orgill to acquire Chalifour Canada from TIM-BR MART

VAUGHAN, Ont. & MEMPHIS — TIM-BR MART Group has announced the sale of the hardlines assets of its distribution arm, Chalifour Canada, to Memphis-based hardware wholesaler Orgill…

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Home Depot now Canada’s largest home improvement retailer

TORONTO ― The Home Depot Canada is now Canada’s largest home improvement retailer, while a collection of independent dealers operating under a single banner weighs in at the number-two spot…

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Orgill creates new entity to expand Canadian operations

MEMPHIS — Orgill, the giant U.S.-based hardware wholesaler, has solidified its growing presence in this country with the announced acquisition of Chalifour Canada…

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Lowe’s 40th store opens in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — Lowe’s opened its 40th store in Canada last week in Saskatoon. The latest opening reflects the retailer’s concentration on smaller footprints with about 86,000 square feet of retail space plus a 15,500-square-foot garden centre…

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RONA’s Q2 results indicate effectiveness of turnaround strategy

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― RONA’s second-quarter results announced earlier this month painted a picture of a successful turnaround underway…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Orgill reaches out to Canadians

NEW ORLEANS — Orgill’s fall dealer market has attracted Canadian dealers from every…

Changes to National Hardware Show

NORWALK, Conn. — The National Hardware Show will return to Las Vegas this spring…

Amazon rolls out one-hour food delivery

SEATTLE — Amazon is offering Seattle-area customers one-hour delivery of fresh food…

Payzant adds fourth Halifax store

ENFIELD, N.S. — Payzant Building Products has expanded its real estate holdings…

Sears names hardlines president

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings has announced that Lynn Pendergrass is joining…

Home Depot finalizes Interline deal

ATLANTA — Home Depot announced the completion of its $1.625 billion acquisition of…

Lowe's welcomes Boyd in VP role

TORONTO — Jeff Boyd has been promoted to the role of vice president, real estate…

Masco Canada hires president

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Masco Canada has appointed Ken Roberts as its new president…

Walmart scales back on small stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s quarterly report included the announcement that the retail…

Retail sales up in June

OTTAWA ― Retail sales increased 0.6% to $43.2 billion in June, according to StatCan…

Stanley Black & Decker gives back

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ― Stanley Black & Decker Canada’s employees participated…

HARDLINES on BNN: big box battles

TORONTO ― HARDLINES’ own intrepid editor Michael McLarney sat down with BNN…

Goodfellow and Lebel make deal

DELSON, Que. ― Goodfellow announced it has signed an agreement with Groupe Lebel…

Ace profits slip on record sales

OAK BROOK, Ill. ― Ace Hardware Corp. reported second-quarter revenues of…