Hardware Retailing

MAR 2018

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March 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 101 Westlake Ace Hardware Buying Washington State Business Westlake Ace will buy the Dennis Company, a 110-year-old hardware chain that has five locations in Washington state. TheRedT.com/westlake-dennis Finding 'Purpose' With Stanley Black & Decker CEO James Loree, Stanley Black & Decker CEO, spoke to Fortune magazine about what it takes to define the tool company's purpose. TheRedT.com/stanley-purpose CANADA RONA Presence Increased in Quebec With Marcil Conversions Lowe's Canada is switching all its Marcil stores to the RONA banner. With the changeover, the product selection at the Marcil stores will double to more than 40,000 SKUs and will include home appliances and a bigger seasonal department. Castle Adds Three Members in First Weeks of 2018 Castle Building Centres Group announced new members in January: Murexpair Inc. in Sherbrooke, Quebec; Timber Spirit Supply in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan; and LKQ Building Supply, a specialty supply operation in Saskatoon. New Look for Co-op Stores Caters to DIYers, Contractors Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has invested in updates to its home centers. The 35,000-square-foot Greystone Co-op Home Centre in Saskatoon replaces a smaller store down the road. Part of the refresh includes standardizing layouts in the stores, while creating more traction for contractors. British Columbia Association to Celebrate 80th Year With Hot Springs Bash The Building Supply Industry Association of British Columbia is celebrating 80 years of business and will host an anniversary event at Harrison Hot Springs Resort in July. Thomas Foreman, president of the organization, says the event will bring the province's building supply industry together to allow association members and supporters to network, relax and be inspired. The event will also have a trade show featuring new products. For the full story of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hardwareretailing. When you invest in training your employees, you show them that they are valued members of the team, which improves their job satisfaction and loyalty to your business. Reduce Employee Turnover FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO NRHA.ORG/TRAINING

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