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Is Sleep Country going public again?
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Written by Michael J. Knell   
TORONTO (26 May 2015) - Sleep Country Canada may be looking to return to equity markets through an initial public offering, according to a report from Bloomberg News and published in several major newspapers across the country including the Globe & Mail and the Financial Post.
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IKEA to open new D.C. in Mississauga
Retail Scene
Written by HGO Staff   
BURLINGTON, Ontario (21 May 2015) - IKEA Canada will open a 397,000 square foot distribution centre in nearby Mississauga this coming October.
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2015 Product Guide is online and in the mail!
Furniture Scene
Written by Michael J. Knell   
BRIGHTON, Ontario (20 May 2015) - Home Goods Online is pleased to announced the publication of the 2015 edition of the Product Guide, our annual look at business and styling trends across all of the major product categories of most interest to furniture, mattress and major appliance retailers across Canada.
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Sears Canada narrows Q1 loss
TORONTO (20 May 2015) - Department store giant Sears Canada continued to struggle in the first quarter of 2015 fiscal year although it did narrow its net loss and slow the bleeding when it comes to same store sales.
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GLR sees Q1 gains in mattress sales
OTTAWA (19 May 2015) - All five home categories continued their erratic sales pattern in March for Statistics Canada's Group of Large Retailers (GLR), producing mixed results for the first quarter of 2015 with year-over-year gains made only in mattresses, televisions and home furnishings.
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Resale market jumps 10% in April
OTTAWA (15 May 2015) - Home sales made through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) were up 2.3% in April over March and up 10% over the levels found in April 2014, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
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Ikea Canada selects London and Quebec for its two first ‘pick-up-points'
BURLINGTON, Ontario (14 May 2015) - Ikea Canada will open its first two ‘pick-up-points' in London and Quebec City. Both will allow customers who have either shopped online or at a full-size store to pick up their purchases closer to home.
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Wayne Hambly (left) is seen here with Governor General David Johnston after being invested as a Member of the Order of Canada this past Friday (May 8, 2015). Hambly, owner of Hambly’s BrandSource and chairman of Mega Group was named to the order last July in recognition of his “contributions to the development of the business, voluntary, community and cultural sectors of Prince Edward Island.” Click here for more details. (Photo by Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall.)


 

 

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