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Lowe’s announces plans for Canada

Lowe’s will open its first three stores in Canada the week of Dec. 10, according to a statement from the Mooresville, N.C.-based retailer.

Lowe's plans to open the three stores -- the first of six stores expected to open during fiscal 2007 -- in Brantford, Hamilton and Brampton. A Toronto store is slated to open in late January.

Lowe's plans 18 additional sites in Canada.

"Lowe's Toronto management team has been working hard for nearly two years to open the first of many stores we plan for Canada," said Don Stallings, president of Lowe's Canada. "These first openings illustrate our steadfast focus on delivering an outstanding shopping experience, including the best prices, products and service to our new Canadian customers."

The company opened its Toronto office in 2006, and on Sept. 15, Lowe's began holding hiring fairs for Canadian store employees.

Lowe's currently operates more than 1,425 stores in 49 U.S. states.


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