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Facebook fans design Leon's flyer cover
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Written by Michael J. Knell   
TORONTO (30 September 2014) - Some 1,000 of its Facebook Fans took part in creating the latest Leon's Furniture promotional flyer which hit the streets across Canada yesterday. This was the latest move in the retailer's emerging and expanding social media strategy.
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Confidence falls slightly in September
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Written by HGO Staff   
OTTAWA (30 September 2014) - Driven by the sharpest drop in its index since 2005, Quebec consumers drove the national Index of Consumer Confidence down by a modest 0.4 percentage points, according to the latest figures from the Conference Board of Canada. Although the drop was small, it marked the fourth decline in the past five months.
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Moe's named Vancouver's best
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Written by HGO Staff   
VANCOUVER (29 September 2014) - Moe's Home Collection has been named this city's Best Independent Furniture Store for a second consecutive year by the readers of local lifestyle and entertainment newspaper The Georgia Strait.
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Fraser's ITEM opens its doors
MONTREAL (29 September 2014) - Ross Fraser, scion of one of this country's oldest furniture retailing families, has opened ITEM, a urban lifestyle store he believes will "surprise, excite and inspire these who seek to rejuvenate and personalise their interiors" with an eclectic mix of furniture, accessories and other products for both home and self.
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XS Cargo launches GOB sale
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (29 September 2014) - Deep-discounter XS Cargo Company has launched a going-out-of-business sale at all 50 of its stores across Canada after failing to restructure and emerge from court-ordered bankruptcy protection.
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MIFF sets 2015 schedule
KUALA LUMPUR (28 September 2014) - The  21st edition of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), will start its annual five-day run here on March 3l, 2015, its organisers have announced.
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Sunpan moves HPM showroom
HIGH POINT, North Carolina (22 September 2014) - Canadian furniture resource Sunpan Modern Home is moving into a new 22,000 square foot showroom in the Showplace building here in time for next month's Fall 2014 edition of the High Point Market.
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Ross Fraser, president (right) and co-founder Carol Alfieri are seen here inside ITEM, their new venture in the Griffintown district of Montreal. This 10,000 square foot space is described as an urban lifestyle store that will “surprise, excite and inspire these who seek to rejuvenate and personalise their interiors” with an eclectic mix of furniture, accessories and other products for both home and self. Click here for our report.


 

 

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