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Peavey and TSC: a match made in farm hardware heaven

RED DEER, Alta. & LONDON, Ont. — In a move that unites two of Canada’s largest farm hardware retailers, Peavey Industries LP has acquired a controlling interest in TSC Stores LP from Birch Hill Equity Partners…

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Deliveries: a valuable way for dealers to cultivate loyal customers

SPECIAL REPORT — Delivery is one of those can’t-do-without services for most home-improvement retailers…

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Industry reports improvement in first-quarter business conditions

SPECIAL REPORT — After a mild winter, both retailers and vendors agree that Q1 has started 2016 on a positive note…

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Credit card battles escalate as Walmart drops Visa

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada has begun its refusal of Visa payments at its three stores in Thunder Bay, Ont…

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Addition of BMR makes ILDC Canada’s biggest buying group

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Groupe BMR has joined the Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative (ILDC). Already one of the country’s largest buying groups, the addition of BMR will give ILDC combined sales of about $4.3 billion through just 22 members and put it firmly in place as Canada’s largest home improvement buying group…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Register for Menards Buying Day

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Menards will be hosting its exclusive buying day at the company’s corporate headquarters…

Stanley announces earnings, CEO change

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker raised its outlook as it posted Q2 net sales…

Grainger earnings miss forecast

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — W.W. Grainger reported this week that Q2 profits plummeted by 21.7%…

RenoWorks receives provincial grant

CALGARY — RenoWorks Software has received funding from Alberta Innovates…

Sherwin-Williams earnings fall short

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sherwin-Williams’ Q2 earnings of $3.99 per share fell short of the $4.06…

Invite to Sponsor Orgill Canada Night in Vegas

HARDLINES will once again host a Canada Night Reception for Canadian dealers attending…

Tractor Supply Co. posts Q2 gains

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Co. posted Q2 profits 2% higher than last year, as 22…

U.S. housing starts rebound in June

WASHINGTON — Privately owned housing units in the U.S. authorized by building permits…

Fire destroys SamaN factory

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — SamaN Canada, a specialist in wood finishing oil, lost its…

Walmart begins Visa ban

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada has begun its refusal of Visa payments at its…

Peavey to acquire TSC Stores

RED DEER, Alta. — Peavey Industries LP announced they have acquired a controlling…

Husqvarna sales fall in Q2

STOCKHOLM — Husqvarna posted Q2 net sales of 11.5 million crowns, compared to 12.3…

Novik studies siding, cladding trends

QUEBEC CITY — Novik is launching an industry-wide survey targeting builders…

Hardware sales soar in first quarter

OTTAWA — Retail sales totalled $113.6 billion in the first quarter, up…