Battery supplier Exide Technologies has renewed its supply agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation. The supply agreement, which runs through 2004, continues a business relationship between the two companies that has existed for decades. Under the terms of the agreement, Exide Technologies will continue to provide Canadian Tire with a full line of transportation and commercial batteries for automotive, marine, lawn and garden, and heavy-duty applications. “We share Canadian Tire’s commitment to providing innovative products and services of the highest quality,” said Craig H. Muhlhauser, chairman and CEO of Exide Technologies. “Our leading-edge technologies will help Canadian Tire maintain its position as one of the most well-known and successful retailers in Canada.” Canadian Tire’s 452 retail stores stock more than 100,000 different products, including automotive parts and accessories, sports and leisure goods, and home products.