ST. JACOBS, ON, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The changing foliage won't be the only new colours to see in St. Jacobs this fall as Home Hardware Dealer-Owners from across Canada gather at the 2012 Home Hardware Fall Market. Taking place from Saturday, September 22 to Tuesday, September 25, this year's Fall Market will feature Home Hardware's program for Canadian entrepreneurs on full display, including innovative new home improvement products for the spring and summer seasons, and a fashion show marking the launch of the new Simon Chang Oh Canada! Trend Colour paint collection.
Celebrating the haute shades of our home and native land, the Simon Chang Oh Canada! Trend Colour collection includes 42 colours spread over six palettes, each one inspired by Canada's distinctive regional charms. The exclusive fashion show launch of the new collection will be held at the Fall Market on Sunday, September 23, and will feature clothing designed in each of the new patriotic paint colours. Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products are exclusively available at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre locations across Canada.
"The Fall Market showcases the massive buying power, wide range of unique products and innovative services the Home program has to offer independent home improvement retailers and their customers," said Paul Straus, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "Home Hardware is a Canadian success story because we have always focused on helping our Dealers succeed. The Fall Market is a chance for Dealers from coast to coast to come together and build on our unique Canadian legacy."
Attended by over 10,000 Home Hardware Dealers, Vendors and Staff from across Canada, the 2012 Fall Market is a vital part of the spring and summer buying season, and includes over 100,000 quality brand name and private label products. It features the latest in home improvement retailing, including new innovations in technology, products and services designed to help Home Hardware Dealers succeed as entrepreneurs. Home Dealers are also offered product demonstrations, facility tours and training seminars on everything from new appliances to social media marketing.
"Home Hardware's success is built on empowering Canadian entrepreneurs by giving them the tools to succeed while granting them the freedom to run their business in a way that will most benefit the homeowners in their communities," said Straus. "At Home Hardware, we celebrate local business and in that spirit I would like to extend my gratitude to the shops, restaurants and hotels in Kitchener-Waterloo for their hospitality during the Fall Market. Your continued support means our continued success."
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND **NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Highlights of the 2012 Fall Market include:
- Sunday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. - Simon Chang Oh Canada! Trend Colour Collection Fashion Show - In celebration of the launch of the Oh Canada! Trend Colour Collection, Simon Chang will be hosting a fashion show highlighting the new colour line.
- Sunday, September 23 - Tuesday, September 25 - Build A Better Home Store - The best in retailing design, inventory and in-store marketing will be on display in a model Home Hardware store built within the Fall Market.
- Tuesday, September 25, 8:00 a.m. - Keynote Speaker - Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts, will share the powerful leadership strategies he used to successfully manage over 40,000 employees.
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 more than 1,080 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.
SOURCE: Home Hardware Stores Limited
For further information:
Rob Wallace, Public Relations and Promotional Events Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited at 519-664-4710 or [email protected].
Lindsey Dietrich, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited at 519-664-2252 ext. 6676 or [email protected].