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Easyhome Q2 revenue up 15.2%
By the Numbers
Written by HGO Staff   
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (29 July 2015) – The Canadian consumers’ continuing need to secure relatively small loans drove overall revenue for Easyhome up 15.2% in the second quarter of 2015. Revenue for its Easyfinancial segment gained 51.1% while revenue for its core merchandising leasing segment was down 5.9% for the period.
Furniture stores sales up in May
By the Numbers
Written by Michael J. Knell   
OTTAWA (28 July 2015) – While many leading economists and other analysts have been busy fretting Canada’s overall economy is sliding dangerously into recession, furniture stores sales capped off their third consecutive month of growth in May followed closely by home furnishings store cousins, according to the latest figure from Statistics Canada. Lagging behind were electronics and appliance stores.
54 Canadians to exhibit at LVM
Market Reports
Written by HGO Staff   
LAS VEGAS (28 July 2015) - Some 54 Canadian companies from across the furniture, mattress and home décor spectrum are expected to show when the 10th anniversary of the Las Vegas Market is celebrated when its summer 2015 edition opens at the World Market Centre here this coming Sunday morning.
Other News
Easyhome to provide Leon's with new consumer financing plan
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (29 July 2015) - Easyhome has entered into a new partnership that will see it provide a new source of financing to those customers of Leon's Furniture Ltd. who don't qualify for traditional credit.
XSENSOR promotes Richard Brass
CALGARY, Alberta (29 July 2015) - XSENSOR Technology Corporation has promoted Richard Brass to senior vice president of Sleep North America for the REVEAL Mattress Recommendation System products.
DFA helps kids dream big
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (23 July 2015)  -- For the second consecutive year, Dufresne Furniture & Appliances hosted 23 children from the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organisation at an epic sleepover party at Investors Group Field here. It was held as part of its Dream Big Experience held in collaboration with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, this city's entry in the Canadian Football League.
TDG looking for 17 Ashley locations
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (21 July 2015) - The Dufresne Group (TDG) is looking to find 17 Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, a move that would double the size of its current chain of Ashley-branded stores across the country.




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CNW Salvation donation (PD30Jul15)

Some 120 people from across the industry took part in the recent annual golf tournament hosted by Cantrex Nationwide at the Copper Creek Golf Course in Kleinberg, Ontario, just north of Toronto. As has become its usual practise the event benefits a local charity, in this case the Salvation Army. At right, Jeannine Ghaleb, CNW’s president and COO is seen presenting a cheque for $10,000 to the army’s Captain Rick Zelinsky.



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