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New Home Depot store focuses on pros, expands appliances

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Farmers’ fields sit across the street from the brand new power centre that is home to the newest Home Depot store in Canada. But the parking lot on opening day is packed solid, nevertheless. The store, the company’s first since an opening in Chilliwack, B.C., in April 2011, is anticipating the explosive growth that is taking place in this community northwest of Toronto…

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Home Hardware named one of Canada’s top corporate cultures

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Canada’s third-largest home improvement retailer has been named one of Canada’s best. Home Hardware Stores Limited has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures…

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Chalifour replaces tradeshow with virtual buying event

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Chalifour Canada Ltd., TIM-BR MART Group’s hardware and LBM distribution company, launched a virtual trade show for its dealers last week. Called “Virtuo 2014, the industry’s first virtual tradeshow,” it was produced to replace Chalifour’s annual trade show…

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Lowe’s, Home Depot enjoy double-digit profit growth in Q3

MOORESVILLE, N.C. & ATLANTA — The two largest home improvement retailers in the U.S.—and the world—are riding the wave of a recovering housing market stateside. Both companies delivered double-digit profit growth in their latest quarter…

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Lowe’s introduces project-planning

ETOBICOKE, Ont. — In a Lowe’s store in Toronto’s west end, the big box retailer officially unveiled its “Holoroom,” a sci-fi-inspired project simulator that applies 3-D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners with a virtual rendering of their next home improvement project…

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Home's culture named one of Canada's best

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Canada’s third-largest home improvement retailer has been named…

Lowe’s intros project planning "Holoroom"

ETOBICOKE, Ont. — Lowe’s officially unveiled its sci-fi-inspired project simulator…

Castle adds dealer in Southwestern Alberta

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Castle Building Centres Group has added Delcan…

Sears Canada loses credit card partner

TORONTO — Just days after reporting a drop in same-store sales of…

Home Depot Canada store is first in almost 4 years

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The newest Home Depot store in Canada features an expanded…

Target improving, but still underperforming

TORONTO — Target Canada is making strides, but earnings continue to disappoint…

Chalifour show goes virtual

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Chalifour Canada is doing its annual trade show a little differently…

JL's Home Hardware moves

GUELPH, Ont. — JL’s Home Hardware Building Centre marked the launch of its…

Lowe’s Q3 profits soar

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — For its third quarter, Lowe’s has reported a 17.3% increase in net earnings…

Home Depot’s profits up despite data breach

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has reported sales of $20.5 billion…

Sears Canada doubles losses

TORONTO — Sears Canada posted total revenues of $834.5 million compared to…

TIM-BR MART member recognized

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Manitoba’s The LumberZone, a member of TIM-BR MART Group…

No web store for Target soon

TORONTO — Target has no plans to roll out an online store for Canada in the immediate…

Bona US to expand in Canada

AURORA, Colo. — Bona US, a leader in hardwood floor care since 1919, announced its…