Canadian Tire goes toe-to-toe with Home Depot and Wal-Mart
Since its origins as a family company in 1922, Canadian Tire has become a national icon and a handyman's addiction. The company showed a year-end profit for over 60 years, but a disastrous foray into the U.S. in the 1980s put the corporation on shaky financial ground. Nasty family bickering also threatened to tear the empire apart. CBC Digital Archives takes a look at Canadian Tire's turbulent years, when loyal customers and innovation paved the road to rebirth.
Program: Canada Now
Broadcast Date: Aug. 8, 2002
Guest(s): Gary Stamm, Benjamin Tal
Reporter: Terry Cain
Last updated: February 10, 2012
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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