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The Home Depot prepares for phaseout of penny in Canada

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Home Depot Canada has joined other Canadian retailers in complying with the government’s planned phaseout of the penny.

However, the retailer noted that many Canadians were unaware of the phase-out, and wanted to ensure its customers that it is doing its best to inform them of the change. As of Feb. 4, the penny will no longer be in circulation. 

The Home Depot Canada said it wants its customers to know that after this date, anyone shopping at its stores using cash, will have their total rounded down to the nearest nickel. In addition, if a customer makes a cash return to the store, it will always round up to the nearest nickel. The Home Depot feels it’s vital to continually meet the needs of its customers.

 "The Home Depot Canada is passionate about customer service and lives by its core values, including doing the right thing," said Vinod Nalajala, senior director of Canadian Operations. "Always rounding down on sales and up on returns is one more way we are committed to delivering value to our Canadian consumers."

To prepare associates and customers for the change, The Home Depot Canada ran a number of pilots across the country in January. Full implementation across all 180 stores will begin on Feb. 4.

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Industry Dashboard for Feb. 4, 2013

BY HBSDEALER Staff

It was a good month for Tractor Supply, and a good year for Sherwin-Williams on the Home Channel Stock Watch. Also on the Dashboard, Consumer Confidence slipped.

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Therma-Tru introduces Lucerna decorative glass

BY Ken Clark

Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru has introduced Lucerna decorative glass as an option in four of its Classic-Craft doors.

Lucerna glass features an elegant, updated fleur-de-lis pattern. Five different glasses make up the glass feature, including curved, diamond and rectangular bevels, heavily textured diamond border glass and the new swirling barn wood glass. 

“The versatile design and intricate details of the Lucerna glass complements both wood-grained and smooth doors,” said Derek Fielding, senior product manager for Therma-Tru Corp. 

Available with black nickel or brushed nickel caming options, Lucerna can be ordered in the Classic-Craft Mahogany Collection, Classic-Craft Rustic Collection, Classic-Craft Oak Collection and Classic-Craft Canvas Collection. The triple-pane constructed Lucerna helps reduce outside noise and increase energy efficiency. Lucerna has a privacy rating of 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10) and can be ordered in both doors and sidelites. 

 

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