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Two Canadians among Pinnacle finalists
Furniture Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
LAS VEGAS  (21 August 2014) - Normand Couture and David Tonnizo are the only two Canadians among the finalists in the 2014 edition of the Pinnacle Awards competition, organised by the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD).
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Fire strikes Phoenix head office
Furniture Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (22 August 2014) - The head office of added-value resource Phoenix AMD International was struck by fire yesterday afternoon, closing the facility for an unknown as yet period of time. However, the company is fully operational and will continue shipping to its retail partners across the country.
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CNW names VP member development
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Written by HGO Staff   
MONTREAL (21 August 2014) - Cantrex Nationwide has named appliance industry veteran Garth McLauchlan to the newly created position of vice president of member development, charged with creating strategies to bolster the market share of its member retailers across the country and across the seven product categories it represents.
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GLR big ticket sales crash in June
OTTAWA (21 August 2014) - After getting enthusiastic in May, its seems Canadian consumers decided to sit on their wallets in June as sales of furniture, mattress, major appliances, televisions and home furnishings sagged steeply for Statistics Canada's Group of Large Retailers (GLR) on both a month-over-month and year-to-date basis.
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Consumers can surf on IKEA's turf
BURLINGTON, Ontario (21 August 2014) - IKEA Canada will launch a free Wi-Fi service for all visitors to its stores beginning today. The service will begin in Toronto before spreading out across the country.
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BMTC Q2 earnings up 2.9% as company launches new e-commerce initiative
MONTREAL (20 August 2014) - Relatively flat sales in the second quarter were a reflection of a challenged consumer marketplace although net earnings showed solid growth for BMTC Group, Quebec's largest furniture, mattress and major appliance retailer.
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Sears Canada loss widens in Q2
TORONTO (20 August 2014) - Sears Canada continues to struggle, declaring a loss for the second quarter and first half of its current fiscal, which it attributed to severance and impairment charges as well as an unseasonably cool spring which hampered sales. Even its vital ‘home and hardlines' segment reported losing considerable ground over those six months.
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Trend-Line, part of the Superstyle group, will unveil its StudioLine collection at this year’s Toronto Summer Furniture Market, which gets underway for its usual four-day run on August 9.  Seen here is model 4735 studio sofa, which thanks to its smaller footprint and open back makes it ideal for a condo setting. Its companion chair is covered in teal linen with a dramatic leaf outline co-ordinate. Both feature tall cone legs.


 

 

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