Hardware Retailing

MAY 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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May 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 211 Kenmore Grills to Expand Beyond Sears, Kmart Kenmore grills will soon be sold in retail stores other than Sears and Kmart as part of a licensing agreement Sears recently entered. TheRedT.com/kenmore-grills Ace Hires Grainger VP to Oversee Wholesale Business Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Grainger executive Mark Spanswick to be president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC. TheRedT.com/ace-grainger-exec CANADA Home Hardware, Turkstra Among Canada's Best Managed Companies A national co-op network and a privately owned regional Ontario chain have been named two of Canada's Best Managed Companies. The awards recognize excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with a focus on strategy, execution and workplace culture. TIMBER MART's Bernie Owens: 'Independents Will Weather Changes' The TIMBER MART 50th anniversary had President Bernie Owens enthusiastic, but also reflective. For him, the milestone offers a chance to look at the evolution of the home improvement industry and its future. Feds Give Fort McMurray a Boost With Gypsum Tariff Ruling Finance minister Bill Morneau recently announced that the federal government will cut duties on U.S. drywall imports to Western Canada by 32 percent and will give $12 million from collected duties into a rebuilding grant for the wildfire- stricken community. BMR Plans Conversion of Some Unimat Stores in Coming Months Groupe BMR is ramping up support for its core BMR banner and has no plans to diminish the Unimat banner that is also part of its stable of brands. LumberZone Acquires North American Lumber Stores The LumberZone, a TIMBER MART member-dealer, has announced its acquisition of the business operations and assets of North American Lumber's Winnipeg and Stonewall, Manitoba, locations. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hardwareretailing.

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