Ace Air Ronge welcomes a new owner
Local businessman acquires Ace store in northern Saskatchewan
Boucherville, QC – March 14, 2019 – The most celebrated “helpful place” is pleased to welcome Kushal Parikh to the Ace Canada dealer network as the new owner of the Ace store in Air Ronge, Saskatchewan. The 14,000-sq.-ft. store, which has been serving the local community for over 25 years, will continue to offer a selection of fine quality products in-store and online, personalized service, and tailored solutions that meet customers’ needs. In addition, the store’s new management will broaden the product offering to provide local customers with an enhanced assortment over the next few months.
“I’m passionate about retail, and contributing to the growth of local businesses like Ace is how I exercise that passion. Ace Air Ronge is a well-established business, focused on meeting the needs of local northern communities and offering quality products and excellent customer service. I am looking forward to working with the store employees and the Ace Canada support team to enhance our ability to meet the needs of the Air Ronge community,” said Mr. Parikh.
Over the next few months, Mr. Parikh will substantially invest to gradually accommodate new, local and everyday products, such as small appliances, as well as update its computer system to serve its customers more efficiently. A grand opening ceremony will be announced later this spring.
“We are proud to partner with Mr. Parikh, a successful entrepreneur dedicated to having a positive impact on the businesses he acquires and the communities they serve. We are looking forward to accompanying him through the upgrades he has planned for the store, which we believe will enhance the customer experience and drive Ace Air Ronge’s growth,” added Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace, Sales and Dealer Support.
Ace Air Ronge currently employs 10 people and is looking to hire 3 additional team members this spring for the home improvement industry’s busiest season of the year. Interested candidates are invited to bring their resume in store.
Information about Ace Air Ronge:
- Address: 322 Husky Avenue, Air Ronge, Saskatchewan
- Tel.: (306) 425-4044
- Store owner: Kushal Parikh
- Store size: 14,000 sq. ft.
About Ace Canada
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the helpful place in thousands of neighborhoods globally, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated around the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. In Canada, RONA inc., a wholly owned Lowe’s subsidiary, has the master license agreement for the Ace brand. Ace Canada is proud to be part of Lowe’s Canadian businesses, which together operate or service more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. For more information on Ace in Canada, visit www.acecanada.ca.
About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Ace and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA and Ace banners. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca..