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The Canadian Tire Corp. has a long and diverse history. Being in business for over 85 years, Canadian Tire Corp has learned that the key to survival in Canada’s competitive markets is diversity. As of today The Canadian Tire Corp has expanded their products and services lines to include a thriving automotive parts and repair business, petroleum products and even clothing apparel. They have taken calculated business risks that have paid off handsomely and have gaine4d many accolades from not only industry moguls but from their biggest competitors.

Brothers William and Alfred Billes opened their first Canadian Tire Store in 1922 in Toronto, Ontario with big dream and a drive to expand. As of today that one store has expanded to over 400 stores all over Canada and has not only become Canada’s leading tire and automotive store, but is one of Canada’s leading employers with over 58,000 employees all across Canada.

Canadian Tire Corp is the parent company of Canadian Tire Financial Services, the company’s financial arm and credit extender to hundreds of Canadian automotive businesses and repair shops. In 1958 Canadian Tire Corp launched Canadian Tire and Petroleum, a strong leader in the Canadian private petroleum provision industry.

Canadian Tire Corp, knowing that the key to maintaining their economic strength was diversity, shocked the business world in the late 1970’s by opening Mark’s Work Wearhouse. Mark’s is a supplier of men and women’s footwear, outer and casual wear. Using the same business strategies and conservative acquisitions that made the Canadian Tire Corp successful, Mark’s Work Wearhouse is now Canada’s leading footwear manufacturer and runs over 350 stores across Canada.

Mark’s Work Wearhouse is also one of Canada’s leading advertisers and invests a significant amount of capital into mainstream media advertising. Due to this they have developed many slogans that are now household names including:

“It’s for people like you”
“There is a lot more to Canadian tire than tires”
“Give like Santa, Save like Scrooge” – a popular Christmas advertising slogan that is still used today.
“For days like today”
“Bring it on”
http://www.canadiantire.ca/
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Danier Leather is a leading manufacturer, designer, and retailer of suede and leather accessories and clothing for men and women. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The main competitors of Danier Leather are Kenneth Cole Productions Inc., G-III Apparel Group Ltd., and Coach Inc., among others.

The manufacturer opened doors in 1972 and established itself as a leader on the North American continent. The company was established under the Business Corporations Act and in 1985, it merged with Leather Attic Shops Limited.

Today, its Toronto-based design team monitors the fashion industry to design the garments, offered by the company. The team refers to trends in fabrics, including silk, cotton, and wool and interprets different styles for suede and leather applications. Clothing is produced at one of the manufacturing facilities of the company in Canada or by overseas subcontractors. In the majority of cases, there are onsite supervisory personnel, and high quality skins are used, sourced from New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. The merchandise of Danier Leather is offered in many power centers in the United States and Canada, at streetfront stores, shopping malls, and online. Garments are marketed under the Danier brand.

The company updates its line of merchandise regularly throughout the year. Each season, Danier Leather introduces evening wear, sportswear, and outer wear, produced from high quality cow hide, calf suede, lamb leather, and pig skin suede and leather from New Zealand and Europe. Luxury collections feature sophisticated garments based on and inspired by couture fashion trends. Danier Leather also features a selection of casual nylon and cotton shirts and wool sweaters, manufactured to complement the company’s suede and leather garments. Danier Leather designs and produces a line of fashionable briefcases, business and travel accessories, portfolios, gloves, wallets, and purses. The company’s seasonal collections include a wide variety of fashion outwear and sportswear for men and women.

Locations of Danier Leather are found in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Ontario, New Jersey, New York, and other places. The company receives orders from customers around the world, including Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Sweden, and other countries.
http://www.danier.com/splashSpring2012-2.aspx?lang=en
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Sears Canada is a Toronto-based retailer operating a national network of Sears Travel offices, corporate stores, home improvement stores, dealer stores, and an installation, repair, and maintenance network. Sears Canada is traded on TSX under the ticker symbol SCC. The main competitors of the company are Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Leon’s Furniture Ltd., and Best Buy Canada Ltd.

The company began operations in 1952 as Simpsons-Sears Limited, which was a mid-market suburban and catalogue retailer. It was created as a joint-venture between Sears, Roebuck and Co., and the Robert Simpson Company. Simpsons-Sears has expanded in the metropolitan areas since 1973, opening its first stores under the Sears banner. Sears rebranded all existing stores too. With the 1999 acquisition of the T. Eaton Company Limited, the company acquired the leases for many prime locations in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Winnipeg.

Sears Canada offers a large selection of furniture items, appliances, women and men clothing, accessories, jewelry and watches, and more. The company features a wide array of services, including real estate services, repair services, storage solutions, financial services, and others. Sears offers to its clients two types of insurance – life insurance and accident insurance.

The Sears Garden Centre is one of the specialty service locations, giving clients the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of plants and flowers such as vines, shrubs, roses, trees, and more. Sears Travel is another specialty service location, allowing clients to find cruises, vacation packages, flights, hotels, and cars. Clients can look into vacation deals, popular vacation destinations, and more. With Sears Connect, clients of the company can choose from different telecommunications solutions, including high speed internet, telecom bundles, and mobile phones, offered with no access fees, no activation fee, and 30-day money back guarantee. Telephone bundles are featured with a home phone, unlimited high speed internet connection, and long distance calls. Clients can take advantage of the company’s long distance call plan, connecting internationally and within North America. Depending on their budget, clients can choose from two long distance calling cards – prepaid and postpaid calling cards. Finally, clients can opt for the Sears credit card and earn rewards points.
http://www.sears.ca/
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The UGG® Australia product platform is directed toward consumers who value luxury, comfort and the highest quality footwear available. Only the finest materials are used in the construction of our products - the highest quality leathers and suedes, and of course, the world's finest sheepskin. We take great care to ensure that every shoe is going to feel great from the moment our consumer tries it on. Explore our concept stores in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
http://www.uggaustralia.ca/
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