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Orgill’s Boston dealer market promises more that’s new for Canadian dealers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hardware wholesaler Orgill is preparing for its next Dealer Market, August 24 to 26 in Boston, and it anticipates attendance by hundreds of Canadian independents…

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Fastway Group to purchase Winnipeg’s North American Lumber

TORONTO — A Toronto-based diversified-investment company has just bought up another independent building supply dealer…

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Canadian Tire offers a preview of its Christmas product line

TORONTO — Canadian Tire hosted its annual Christmas in July event last week. Reporters were invited in from the heat to an event space in Toronto’s west end where the Canadian Tire team was showcasing its Christmas décor, ornaments, and trees, as well as new products from its Canvas home furnishings line…

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Ace Hardware’s latest hires draw from big box DNA

OAK BROOK, Ill. — The dealer-owned co-ops are stepping up their executive ranks, on both sides of the border…

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Newfoundland and Labrador dealer Notre Dame Agencies adds 10th location

LEWISPORTE, NL ― Notre Dame Agencies, a large independent dealer in Newfoundland and Labrador, has purchased its 10th retail location, the former Warr’s Castle Building Centre in Springdale, NL…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

TIMBER MART is official sponsor of CFL

VAUGHAN, Ont. — TIMBER MART has joined forces with the Canadian Football League as…

Two more RONAs convert to Lowe's banner

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has announced the conversion of two RONA…

Stanley beats expectations in Q2

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker reported earnings of $277.2 million, or $1.82…

Home Hardware backs curling preliminary

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware is the new title sponsor for the Road to the…

Sears to sell appliances on Amazon

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears announced last week that it has reached a deal with Amazon to…

Hardlines speaker takes lifetime honour

COLOGNE — John W. Herbert is the recipient of this year’s German DIY Lifetime…

Castle grows in Maritimes

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trinity Maintenance Solutions Ltd. has opened its doors…

Sherwin-Williams earnings disappoint

CLEVELAND — Sherwin-Williams reported profits of $319 million ($3.36 per share)…

U.S. housing starts on rebound

WASHINGTON — The rate of U.S. housing starts in June was 1,215,000 according…

Classified of the week: Bailey

Founded in 1950, Bailey Metal Products is a family-owned and operated Canadian…

Fastway to buy North American Lumber

TORONTO — The Fastway Group has entered into a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Winnipeg-based…

Sears takes heat over executive bonuses

TORONTO — Sears Canada, which is undergoing court-supervised restructuring after…

Home resales fall again in June

OTTAWA — Existing home sales dropped in June, the third monthly decline, according…

Pop-up mattress store for Toronto

TORONTO — Design and marketing agency Community has partnered with mattress…