GROUPE BMR JOINS ILDC

Boucherville, July 7, 2016 – Groupe BMR inc. is happy to announce that it has joined the Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative (ILDC).

With Groupe BMR inc. as a new member, the combined sales of the ILDC group have now reached 4.3 billion dollars. Together, the 22 members of the group have 625 places of business throughout the country. “We are very happy to welcome a major Canadian player such as BMR in our group. This new partnership strengthens our position in the home improvement industry in Canada, which benefits our current and future members”, said Paul Bonhomme, President of ILDC.

“The great purchasing power of ILDC, combined with our own, and their business model that allows us to preserve our independence were important factors in our decision to join the group. With this business decision, we also join 21 fellow businesses from the industry with which we will have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices. We are confident that this decision will benefit Groupe BMR and its dealers”, said Pascal Houle, CEO of Groupe BMR.

ABOUT ILDC

ABOUT ILDC

The Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative (ILDC) was founded in 1964. It is now comprised of 22 of Canada’s largest independent home improvement organizations, with each member organization competing for business under their own name.

ABOUT BMR GROUP INC.

Groupe BMR is a subsidiary of Sollio Cooperative Group, which includes more than 275 renovation centres and hardware stores in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime provinces. Retail sales for Groupe BMR and its members are estimated at more than $1.5 billion per year and some 8,000 people work within the network. Groupe BMR is the leading Quebec player in the hardware industry and operates under the BMR, La Shop BMR, Agrizone and Potvin & Bouchard banners. 

CONTACTS

Stéphanie Couturier

Strategic Communications Advisor

Groupe BMR

Tel. : 514-217-8503

Email : [email protected]

Gord McCusker

General Manager

ILDC

Tel. : 905-715-2240