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Clear Destination introduces new Ship To Home software
Furniture Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
MONTREAL (18 January 2015) - Clear Destination has launched Ship To Home, a new software platform designed to make home delivery of furniture, mattresses, major appliances and other big ticket home goods more efficient and cost-effective.
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Brick completes e-commerce move
Retail Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
EDMONTON (16 January 2015) - The Brick has successfully moved its e-commerce operations to the new Blueport SaaS platform, becoming the service provider's single largest client to date.
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Easyhome buys the Cash Store
Retail Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (18 January 2015) - In a move designed to bolster its rapidly growing consumer loan segment, Easyhome has acquired the lease rights and obligations for 47 retail locations of the Cash Store, a payday loan banner operated by Cash Store Financial Services Inc.
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Resale market fell in December
OTTAWA (16 January 2015) - National home sales fell 5.8% on a month-over-month basis but gained 7.9% on a year-over-year basis in December, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The national average price was up 3.8% year-over-year as 2014 came to a close.
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MIFF sold out for 2015
KUALA LUMPUR (16 January 2015) - The organisers of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) have reported they are expecting some 500 exhibitors from 12 countries to participate in the 21st edition of the annual trade event, which will run from March 3 to 7, 2015.
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Target to exit Canada
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (15 January 2015) - After losing some $2.1 billion over an estimated 680 days of operation, Target Canada has announced it will shutter all 133 stores of its stores sometime over the next 20 weeks.
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Palliser promotes Gillespie and Kelley
WINNIPEG (15 January 2015) - Palliser Furniture has promoted company veteran Cathy Gillespie to chief financial officer and Lorrie Kelley to executive vice president of sales and marketing.
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Seen here are the results of Phoenix AMD International’s annual toy drive for children which were recently donated to the Clarington Fire Department in their home town Bowmanville, Ontario. This year, the added value specialist also donated $4,600 worth of food and cash to Oshawa’s Simcoe Hall. Click here for our report.


 

 

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