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Today's Top Stories
Housing starts up in June
By the Numbers
Written by HGO Staff   
OTTAWA (09 July 2014) - Housing starts in Canada were trending at an annual rate of 185,939 units in June, up modestly from the 184,019 units in May, according to the latest data from Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC). However, actual starts were booming in Alberta, ahead slighting in Quebec but sagging across the rest of the country.
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Mega chairman Wayne Hambly named Member of the Order of Canada
People in the News
Written by Michael J. Knell   
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (08 July 2014) - Wayne Hambly, a long-time independent furniture, mattress and appliance retailer and the sitting chairman of Mega Group, has been named a Member of the Order of Canada, this country's most prestigious distinction.
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Zsemba declares bankruptcy, suing IKEA
Furniture Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
VAUGHAN, Ontario (07 July 2014) - Zsemba Apron and Upholstery has launched a $25 million lawsuit against IKEA Supply AG for breach of contract after filing for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Toronto Star.
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Heritage Home revamps H.P. showrooms
HIGH POINT, North Carolina (08 July 2014) - The new producers of the Thomasville, Broyhill and Lane brands of furniture will renovate and reconfigure its space on the sixth floor of the International Home Furnishings Center in time for the upcoming fall edition of the market here. It will also move its designer brands to new showrooms on the third and fourth floors of Market Square.
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Leggett & Platt to supply Sealy Canada
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (07 July 2014) - Tempur Sealy International has exited the production of innerspring components in the U.S., selling its three production facilities to Leggett & Platt.
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Pierre Richard setting out to rebuild QFMA
MONTREAL (30 June 2014) - Pierre Richard wants to double the membership of the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Association (QFMA), a task he admits won't be as easy as it sounds but is one that's vital to the survival of the organisation.
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Bosch rolling out new kitchen designs
TORONTO (30 June 2014) - Bosch Home Appliances will roll-out a complete redesign of its kitchen offerings to Canadian furniture and appliance retailers over the coming few weeks, promising to bring luxury market features such as steam convection cooking to the mass market.
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Picture of the Day
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Marlaine (far left) and Eric Bennett, owners of Bennett’s Home Furnishings are seen here accepting their award as the leading multi-store Comfort Studio dealer in North America in 2013 from Bob Ireland, vice present of La-Z-Boy Canada. Looking on (at right) are Jasmine Bennett and Tyler Steeves. Click here for our report.


 

 

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