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Canadian Retailers Welcome Higher Sales, New Opportunities

Canadian News Report

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian retail home improvement market experienced many of the same challenges encountered in the U.S., while also observing the same surge in spending. North America proved to be a great market for home improvement spending. …

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Home Hardware Receives Top Fleet Employer of Distinction Award

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Home Hardware Stores Ltd. has been named a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction by Trucking HR Canada. The program, now in its eighth year, distinguishes the best trucking and logistics industry workplaces across Canada. “Being honored by Trucking HR Canada …

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Home Hardware Virtual Spring Market Begins March 22

home hardware virtual spring market

Home Hardware has announced its Virtual Spring Market will take place March 22-29. The Virtual Spring Market is an opportunity for the Home Hardware community to unite, and for dealers and store staff to learn about new buying opportunities, including …

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Groupe BMR CEO to Leave Position in February

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Canadian wholesaler Groupe BMR has confirmed to Hardlines that CEO Pascal Houle will leave his position in February to become head of operations with BMR’s parent company Sollio Group Coopératif (formerly known as La Coop fédérée). Hardlines reports Houle will …

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Review the Latest COVID-19 Retail Restrictions

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During the 2020 holiday shopping season, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is striving to keep independent home improvement retailers informed of the latest COVID-19 guidance. Take a moment to review a state-by-state overview of current restrictions on …

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Review the Latest COVID-19 Retail Restrictions

covid-19 retail restrictions

During the 2020 holiday shopping season, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is striving to keep independent home improvement retailers informed of the latest COVID-19 guidance. Take a moment to review a state-by-state overview of current restrictions on …

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Canada Aims to Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic Bag Ban

The Canadian government has announced plans to ban an array of common plastic products by the end of 2021, including single-use shopping bags common in brick-and-mortar retail. It’s all in an effort to produce zero plastic waste by 2030.  In …

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2021 WRLA Showcase Changes Format

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The Western Retail Lumber Association‘s (WRLA) Building & Hardware Showcase in-person event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, a virtual event hosted on the association’s app and inside the Yardstick publication has been planned, event organizers …

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