Snap-on Tools has announced the closing of it’s Snap-on Retail Store located in the Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario. The Snap-on Retail Store, closing in early January, 2005 was the first of its kind in Canada and provided Snap-on branded products to a segment of consumers who had not been traditionally serviced by our wide network of Snap-on Franchise Dealers. Brian Ross, Snap-on Canada’s Vice-President, Sales says, “We have gained invaluable consumer insights through our Retail Store experience and have applied this learning to new and exciting fixturing & merchandising concepts that are being employed in our Franchise Dealers’ mobile store operations”. Brian continues, “We extend a special thanks to all the customers who shopped at the Retail Store over the past 3 years. Our customers have been wonderful and we are proud to have been able to provide them with Snap-on products and services. We thank them for their support and hope we will be able to meet their future shopping needs through our internet web site at www.snapon.com.” Retail Store inquiries after the store closing should be forwarded to Snap-on Tools of Canada, 2325 Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5A9.