Opening of a new RONA store in Carignan, QC
Boucherville, Quebec, August 3, 2017 – Lowe's Canada announced today the official opening of a new RONA store in Carignan, Quebec. Located at 2395 Chambly Road, this is the 9th RONA store to open in Canada since the beginning of 2017, consolidating the expansion of the RONA brand in Canada. This new store, resulting from a total investment of close to $10 million, has enabled the creation of 50 new jobs in the Montérégie community.
"Lowe's Canada's network of stores is growing rapidly and the RONA brand is contributing significantly to this expansion. By investing in an enhanced offering, we want to make RONA the market leader in the proximity segment (small and medium-sized stores) in Quebec and Canada," said Serge Éthier, Executive Vice President, RONA Proximity. "Led by Benoit Laganière, the seasoned team at RONA Carignan has the expertise to guide and advise consumers in all their renovation and construction projects. With a selection of high-quality products and unparalleled customer service, we are confident that this new store will quickly position itself as an essential destination for home improvement in the region."
Strategically located in the heart of a new and growing commercial district, the new RONA Carignan store has a retail area of nearly 65,000 square feet, including a garden centre of more than 7,500 square feet. The store offers a shopping experience and a value proposition that are the hallmarks of this brand, which is greatly appreciated by consumers, as well as construction and renovation professionals.
In addition to the full range of RONA products available on rona.ca, customers of RONA Carignan have access to more than 20,000 in-store products, including home appliances. This new product category is growing fast at RONA stores in Quebec and includes major brands such as Samsung, LG, Bosch, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Frigidaire, Electrolux and GE. The store also offers the following main product categories: paint, lighting, hardware, electricity, tools and seasonal products. Furthermore, it includes specialty departments for building supplies, doors and windows, bathrooms and kitchens, plumbing and flooring. Services offered at the new location include installation, cutting and delivery, as well as sales to businesses and contractors. Finally, customers can benefit from the AIR MILES® rewards program and the very attractive RONAdvantages financing program.
Today, local dignitaries and RONA executives joined employees to celebrate the store's official opening at an inauguration ceremony where a donation of $5,000 was made to the local organization J'ai faim à tous les jours. This donation will help the organization continue its mission of offering hot meals and snacks to underprivileged children at the nine elementary schools and one high school in the municipalities of Chambly and Carignan, as well as assisting many disadvantaged families in these municipalities.
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About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers.