ST. JACOBS, ON, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Home Hardware Stores Limited is
proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
Established in 1993 by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School
of Business, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country's leading
business awards program recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and
"We are so proud to be named one of the Canada's Best Managed
Companies," said Paul Straus, President and CEO of Home Hardware Stores
Limited. "We share the honour of receiving this award with our
Dealer-Owners and our Staff, who continue to show an extraordinary
level of loyalty and dedication to their work and their customers. This
commitment allows Home to remain focused on our goal of helping
homeowners by providing expert advice and superior customer service."
The Canada's Best Managed Companies designation recognizes Canadian
companies that have implemented world-class business practices and
created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an
independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various
business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand
management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies,
designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to
"As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we believe that there are three
vital building blocks to sustainable growth: strategy, capability, and
commitment; Home Hardware Stores Limited has demonstrated it is a model
of success in all three areas and is duly recognized as one of Canada's
Best Managed" explained John Hughes, National leader for Canada's Best
Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth
Enterprise practice for Deloitte.
Celebrating its 50 year anniversary in 2014, Home Hardware Stores
Limited continues to prove that independent ownership in the home
improvement retailing industry is not only viable but highly
successful. By the end of 2013, its network of independent Dealers will
have achieved over $5.25 billion in retail sales.
Winners will be awarded with the distinction of Canada's Best Managed
Companies at the annual gala and symposium on April 16th.
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
100% Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a
presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country's
largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials
and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122
independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes close to
1,100 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home
Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual
collective retail sales of more than $5 billion. Home Hardware's
independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail
Hardware Association as Canada's best-trained Dealer group, have access
to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class
distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware's network
to provide their local communities with top quality products and
services at competitive prices.
Image with caption: "Paul Straus, left, Home Hardware CEO, Dino Medves, CIBC, John Hughes, Deloitte, and Terry Davis, COO Home Hardware: celebration of excellence. (CNW Group/Home Hardware Stores Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130226_C8469_PHOTO_EN_24058.jpg
SOURCE: Home Hardware Stores Limited
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