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Irving Lubin passes away at 91
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MONTREAL (30 April 2015) - Canadian furniture icon, founder and former president of Elran Furniture, Irving Lubin, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 22, 2015. He was 91 years old.
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HBC donates $50K to Nepal relief
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TORONTO (30 April 2015) - Hudson's Bay Company will donate $50,000 from the HBC Foundation to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
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IKEA issues mattress recall
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BURLINGTON, Ontario (30 April 2015) - Although it believes no incidents of injuries have occurred, IKEA Canada has issued a precautionary recall of its Sultan crib mattress as a result of one unit being found as non-compliant with current standards.
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Store sales up Y/Y for second straight month
OTTAWA (28 April 2015) - While sales climbed on a month-over-month, they fell on a year-over-year basis for Canadian furniture, home furnishings and electronics and appliance stores, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.
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Confidence falls in April
OTTAWA (28 April 2015) - Canadians don't appear to be all that happy with what's going on economically, the latest Index of Consumer Confidence from the Conference Board of Canada seems to suggest as it fell some 13.6 points in April to 94.7 as their pessimism about their financial situation and job prospects grew deeper. What's more, they are now even less willing to make a major purchase.
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Home sales climb 4.1% in March
OTTAWA (23 April 2015) - Toronto and Vancouver continue to be hottest housing markets in the country, driving both volume and value as national home sales gained 4.1% on a month-over-basis in March, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
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Magnussen debuts DwellStudio
HIGH POINT, North Carolina (23 April 2015) - Full-line Canadian resource Magnussen Home unveiled its first design collaboration with U.S.-based e-tailer DwellStudio at the recently concluded High Point Market here.
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Three members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance will exhibit for the first time at this week's High Point Market. Crate Designs will show its Brant collection of youth furniture. Made from Southern Yellow Pine, this 10-piece group features space saving beds, dressers and night table as well as a desk and chair set.The top of each case piece is made from the same material as kitchen countertops, making them durable and easy-to-clean. Click here to read our report. 


 

 

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