Cost-cutting Lifts Profit At Canada’s Rona But Sales Dip – Yahoo News

Akron Ohio News – Falls Council OKs contract to bring Menards to Graham Road

Still, arduous competition and a slowdown in some markets, notably in the province of Quebec, squeezed sales in the 13-week period ended July 29. Sales at established stores declined 0.7 percent from a year earlier and overall revenue fell 4 percent. “In our view, the home renovation spending market remains highly competitive, which coupled with a cautious consumer spending market, is likely to challenge Rona’s top line over the coming quarters,” Canaccord Genuity analyst Derek Dley said in a research note. Rona’s closely watched adjusted earnings from continuing operations rose to C$42 million, or 35 Canadian cents a share, in the second quarter, from C$33.6 million, or 28 Canadian cents a share, in the year-before quarter.
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Look to Morocco for rich and powerful decor | The Detroit News

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It is also strongly influenced by proximity to the Mediterranean, Africa, Persia as well as traditions of Islam. When all these cultures, colors and traditions mesh, a unique style emerges. Color and craftsmanship are the two defining elements of Moroccan decor. The colors are designed to punctuate the surrounding sea, sand and sky of the country. Light is an essential element of the Moroccan style. Natural light floods into Moroccan homes.
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11. The Council meeting followed a Public Affairs Committee meeting called to further discuss the legislation that approves spending about $600,000 to redevelop 24 acres of land for Menards Inc. at the current location of Giant Eagle on Graham Road. The legislation unanimously adopted by Council authorizes the purchase of the Mill Pond property, owned by First Akron Development Corp., to help bring the hardware chain to the city.
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