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IPO will fuel growth, SCC says
Retail Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
TORONTO (27June 2015) - Sleep Country Canada solidified its position as this country's largest specialty sleep products retailer in 2014 as revenues grew 11.9% to $396.1 million, according to the prospectus issued last week in advance of its anticipated initial public offering (IPO).
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Matelas Bonheur: standing the test of time
Retail Scene
Written by Ashley Newport   
MONTREAL (29 June 2015) - Everyone in the mattress industry, from manufacturer to retailer, knows growth can be a challenge. One of the most important commodities in a person's home, the mattress gets little attention compared to other pieces of furniture and appliances. For this reason, specialists like Matelas Bonheur have to get creative to grow their brand and keep on track by offering a plethora of mattress and sleep products while dolling out sleep advice and education to consumers.
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Canadel sets factory expansion
Furniture Scene
Written by HGO Staff   
LOUISEVILLE, Quebec (25 June 2015) - Casual dining powerhouse Canadel Furniture will expand their production facilities here by some 30,000 square feet; a move they attribute to significant increases in their core business and the wide-spread retail acceptance of their recently unveiled Gourmet collection.
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GLR sees April uptick in furniture and mattress sales
OTTAWA (29 June 2015) - Sales in all five home categories continued to prove inconsistent for Statistics Canada's Group of Large Retailers (GLR) in April, with year-over-year gains recorded only for furniture, mattresses and home furnishings. On a year-to-date basis, only mattresses and home furnishings made any significant headway.
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Furniture Bank makes a house a home for low income families
TORONTO (25 June 2015) - There are some things in life so ubiquitous you fail to really, truly think about how important they are. When you get home from work, you throw your bag on a chair, flop onto a couch and eventually make your way to your kitchen table to eat your last meal of the day before curling up in bed. Imagine, for a second, that there is no chair, couch, table or bed in your home.
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Leon's relaunches e-commerce site
BOSTON (24 June 2015) - Leon's Furniture, this country's largest full-line furniture retailer, has relaunched its e-commerce web site, which has been upgraded to feature a fully responsive design that renders its graphics across all browsers and devises while bridging the online and the in-store shopping experience.
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Easyhome launches buy-back program
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (23 June 2015) - Easyhome Ltd. has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to launch it's first-ever share buy-back program, more formally known as a Normal Course Issuer Bid (BID).
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This October 30, the Furniture Bank will hold its annual Chair Affair Gala at the International Centre, home of the Canadian Furniture Show. Seen here are a selection of refurbished chairs created for the event by designers such as Jane Lockhart and Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman. The organisation aids low-income or recovering clients who are leaving homelessness, escaping an abusive domestic situation, are new to the country or are settling as refugees furnish what might otherwise be an empty home. Click here to read Ashley Newport’s report.


 

 

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