A collapsible rain barrel, solar room heaters and a snap-on gutter guard are just some of the innovative products from 40 Ontario and Quebec manufacturers now available at The Home Depot Canada ® in select stores.
How did they get there? As a result of The Home Depot Canada’s partnership program with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade – Innovation for Sustainability. The project opens new retail channels for small and medium Ontario and Quebec-based businesses – bringing products to market that will drive innovation, sustainability and economic opportunity.
This is your opportunity to partner with the world’s leading home improvement retailer – The Home Depot Canada – to bring your product to market. In late fall 2012; The Home Depot Canada will host its third Meet the Buyer event in Toronto, Ontario. Small and medium-sized manufacturers from Ontario and Quebec with an innovative home improvement product or technology are invited to apply.
Manufacturers of promising products will be awarded a trial in select Home Depot locations. A dedicated consultant will be available to help selected manufacturers navigate the various steps and requirements involved in becoming a Home Depot vendor. Products that are successful during the trial will be scaled up to larger markets, with an ultimate goal of national availability.
To qualify, the product must be:
- Made for retail sale to home improvement customers
- Designed, manufactured or assembled in Ontario or Quebec
There are no fees to apply or to attend the Meet the Buyer event. Manufacturers are invited to apply online from August 6 to September 30.
The date for the Innovation for Sustainability – Meet The Buyer Event is Wednesday November 7, 2012.
Apply online at www.innovationforsustainability.ca
For more information, please contact:
Kelly Bryan Murray
Senior Business Consultant
Business Development Unit
Investment & Industry Division
Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
56 Wellesley Street West, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2E7
E-mail: [email protected]
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