Sears.com features sale on all tools
Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears is placing all of its online tools on sale through a promotion called “Wow now!”
Customers received the news in their email inboxes Friday, as well as through Facebook, announcing an overstock on select tools with savings up to 75% off.
By clicking on the newsletter customers are brought to the company’s website, which reads “Better hurry! Prices so low, you may never see them again.”
Stanley Black & Decker to present at BoA conference
New Britain, Conn.-based Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO John Lundgren will present at the Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2010 at 1:25 pm eastern standard time.
The webcast will be available on the company’s website.
In Canada, recognition for retail excellence
Hardlines, the Toronto-based information service for the retail home improvement industry, presented its 2010 Newsmaker Award, and Hardware Merchandising magazine handed out seven Outstanding Retailer awards to Canadian hardware/home improvement retailers during the annual Hardlines Conference in Toronto.
CanWel Building Materials, honored with the 2010 Newsmaker Award, made news earlier this year with the acquisition of rival building materials wholesaler Broadleaf Logistics and, more recently, with the sale of its Hardware Division to a leading building materials buying group, TIM-BR MARTS.
This year’s winners, by category, were: Outstanding Hardware Store – Gow’s Home Hardware, Bridgewater, N.S.; Outstanding Building Supply/Home Centre (under 25,000 sq. ft.) – Drummond BMR, Marmora, Ont.; Outstanding Building Supply/Home Centre (over 25,000 sq. ft.) – Invermere Home Hardware Building Centre, Invermere, B.C.; Outstanding Large Surface Retailer – RONA Windsor Home & Garden, Windsor, Ont.; Outstanding Contractor Specialist Dealer – Interlakes Building Supplies Ltd. (RONA), Lone Butte, B.C.; Outstanding Young Retailer – Brandon Ford of Albertson’s Home Center (TIM-BR MART), Parksville, B.C.; and Outstanding Community Leader – Capital Building Supplies Ltd. (RONA), Prince George, B.C.
The 2010 event, held Oct. 28 and 29 at the Toronto Airport Sheraton Hotel, featured the theme "Make the Most of the Recovery" and had its best attendance in the conference’s 15-year history.
All awards were co-sponsored by the National Hardware Show with each of the Outstanding Retailers also winning a trip for two to the 2011 National Hardware Show, to be held May 10-12 in Las Vegas.