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Home a GLR surprise in February
By the Numbers
Written by HGO Staff   
OTTAWA (20 March 2015) - Everyone who lives in Canada knows February brought winter's worst to most regions of the country. But while there was the usual drop from January, year-over-year and year-to-date sales in all five home categories, except major appliances, improved for Statistics Canada's Group of Large Retailers (GLR) in the midst of the arctic vortex felt across Canada.
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Durham unveils Distillery collection
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DURHAM, Ontario (20 April 2015) - Durham Furniture has expanded its showcase Mount Vernon Collection with a new group of solid maple and occasional furniture called Distillery, which was unveiled at the High Point Market, which runs until this coming Thursday.
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BrandSource opens new store in Grand-Mère
Retail Scene
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GRAND-MÈRE, Quebec (13 April 2015) - The former Meubles Paquin was re-opened three weeks ago as Ameublement BrandSource Paquin, following an extension renovation project that brought the network up to 143 stores across the country.
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BWA sponsors High Point exhibit
HANOVER, Ontario (24 April 2015) - Four members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance will share showroom space at the upcoming High Point Market as part of the group's efforts to expand export market opportunities for wood furniture and furnishings producers in this region of Ontario.
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Jordanna Caine joins Springwall
MONCTON (13 April 2015) - Bedding retail veteran Jordanna Caine has joined Springwall Sleep Products as national contract sales manager, a new position for the privately-held mattress manufacturer.
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Housing starts climb in March
OTTAWA (13 April 2015) - The trend measure of housing starts across the country was 179,016 units in March, down slightly from 180,236, according to the latest figures from Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC). However, actual starts in March were up 27.7% on a year-over-year basis, which the majority of industry observers attributed to weather-related setbacks during the first two months of the year.
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MIFF sales reach US$865 million
KUALA LUMPUR, (08 April 2015) - The organisers of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) said the five-day event rang up sales of US$865 million, the second highest sales level it has recorded to date.
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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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