Low down on Lowe's
Lowe's has just announced the sites for three new locations in and around the GTA. The U.S. - based retailer, which entered Canada in 2007, will open new stores this year in South Oshawa (685 Laval Drive), North Scarborough (6500 Steeles Avenue East) and West Scarborough (800 Warden Avenue). I 'm a big fan of Lowe's - they have a wide offering of products at different price points, with a focus on good quality brands, and they have clean, bright stores. I also like their exclusive brand paints, Olympic and Valspar (my office is painted in Olympic's Caramel Apple). New this spring to the palette is a confident orangey-yellow that I'm drawn to (the living room needs doing - BADLY), called Spring Squash, which they paired in the pic above with a more subtle shade called Woodlawn. I also love the fresh and zesty Lemon Yellow, paired below with Lake Breeze blue. Yummy. According to a recent interview with Don Stallings, president of Lowe's Canada, I'm not the only one who likes what they see in the stores. He says Lowe's is thrilled with the response by Canadian cosnumers, who have been especially enthusiastic purchasers of Lowe's decorative, flooing, plumbing and lighting products.