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CFS registration now open
CHFM Update
Written by Michael J. Knell   
TORONTO (31 March 2015) - Registration has opened for this year's Canadian Furniture Show, which will open for its four-day run at the International Centre here on June 4.
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Store sales up Y/Y as 2015 begins
By the Numbers
Written by Michael J. Knell   
OTTAWA (31 March 2015) - Consumers decided to take a break after Boxing Week, driving down sales for all three big ticket store categories during the month of January, according to the latest preliminary figures from Statistics Canada. However, the good news is sales were up on a year-over-year basis.
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Bad Boy raises $101K for HSC
Retail Scene
Written by HGO Staff   
TORONTO (30 March 2015) - Lastman's Bad Boy has donated $101,000 to the this city's world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children, the result of the Raise Your Heart promotion held by the high impact promoter in February.  The funds will be used to support the Labatt Family Heart Centre.
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Wellspring moves to expand as credit provider for independent big ticket stores
TORONTO (30 March 2015) - Wellspring Financial has announced it has secured a facility that will provide it with as much as $250 million in financing as part of its long-term strategy to expand its presence as a provider of consumer credit for independent furniture, mattress, appliance and consumer electronics retailers across Canada.
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Diane Francis to keynote CHFA gala
TORONTO (30 March 2015) - Award winning columnist and bestselling author Diane Francis will be the first-ever guest speaker at the upcoming Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala on June 5.
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Slow start for GLR in January
OTTAWA (23 March 2015) - The new year started off poorly for Statistics Canada's Group of Large Retailers (GLR), as sales in all five home categories fell in January on a month-over-month basis. Only televisions and home furnishings recorded year-over-year improvement.
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Zucora to rep FTC in Canada
LONDON, Ontario (20 March 2015) - Added value resource Zucora has been named the exclusive Canadian representative for the Furniture Training Company (FTC),  a provider of retail furniture sales training and education programs.
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Marshall Mattress, which is celebrating the 115 th anniversary of its founding this year, has created the Heritage, seen here, in honour of its 50-year working relation with Hudson’s Bay. It will be sold solely of the floors of its 57 mattress carrying department stores across and the country and will be made only until the end of September. Click here for our report.


 

 

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