Lowe’s Canada opens its 63rd Lowe’s store in Canada

Lowe’s Canada celebrates the opening of the 63rd Lowe’s store in Canada

Boucherville, QC, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada opened today (February 1, 2018) its 63rd store under the Lowe’s banner in Canada. Located at 955 St. Albert Trail in St. Albert, Alberta, this new store marks the sixth Lowe’s location in the Greater Edmonton Area. It represents a local investment in excess of $18 million and created 137 new permanent jobs with an additional 30 to 50 seasonal roles.

“We have seen a great response from customers in the Greater Edmonton Area and we are thrilled to open this new Lowe’s location in St. Albert today,” said Guy Beaumier, Executive Vice-President, Lowe’s Big Box Retail. “Lowe’s unique customer experience and extensive product selection are what set us apart and we want to keep growing our network in 2018 to bring our offering to even more DIYers and contractor customers throughout the country.”

The St. Albert Lowe’s store features a retail offering space totaling more than 107,000 square feet, including 86,800 square feet of retail sales space and an adjacent Garden Centre of 21,100 square feet. To meet customers’ every home improvement needs, the store offers 40,000 products in-stock with thousands more available through special order and on Lowes.ca.

A Unique Customer Experience

The new St. Albert Lowe’s will offer a unique and exciting retail experience, including:

  • An extensive assortment of top-of-the line appliances, including LG, Samsung, Bosch, Kitchen Aid, Frigidaire, Whirlpool and GE.
  • A year-round selection of BBQ’s including top brands such as Weber, Broil King, Char Broil and Master Forge.
  • A wide assortment of seasonal products for patio, holidays, Halloween, etc. (i.e. the latest fashion trends in patio, great selection of outdoor heating, etc.)
  • A variety of snow blowers, and other outdoor power equipment items in brands such as John Deere, Cub Cadet, Husqavarna, and Lowe’s exclusive Kobalt brand.
  • A broad selection of fashion plumbing i.e. tubs, showers, toilets, vanities, sinks and faucets with high profile brands such as Kohler and Grohe.
  • An extensive assortment of stylish home and outdoor décor, and home organization products for the house and garage.
  • A wide range of building materials, power and hand tools to meet the needs of DIYers and contractors alike.
  • Access to more than 100,000 products on www.lowes.ca.

Today, local dignitaries and Lowe’s executives joined employees from the store to celebrate the grand opening with an official board cutting ceremony and community grant presentation. Lowe’s Canada donated $5,000 to the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre to help them promote volunteering opportunities with local youth.

Grand Opening Events

Grand opening activities for the new store, where customers can enjoy free sessions, giveaways and contests, will continue until Monday. These include:

  • Children’s Workshop for families on Saturday, Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m.
  • Interactive autograph signing and Q&A session with HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler on Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Giveaways including: Sprite shower filter (first 75 customers, Thursday only); Sylvania A19 LED 60-watt light bulb (first 1,000 customers, Friday only); $25 Lowe’s gift card (first 200 customers, Saturday only) and a Bosch 32-pce Tough bit set (first 200 customers, Sunday only).
  • Customers can also enter to win 1 of 4 prizes.
  • Contractor exclusive VIP event on Monday, February 5 from 12 to 2 p.m. There will be a draw to win 1 of 3 $250 Lowe’s gift cards and contractors can fill out a ballot to win 1 of 4 tool prizes. To register, contractors can call the store at 780.544.5830 and ask to speak with the Contractor Specialist to request an invite.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada to convert 17 Marcil stores in Quebec to the RONA banner on February 26

  • RONA continues to expand with the addition of the 17 Marcil stores
  • Marcil customers to have access to an enhanced products and services offering

Boucherville, QC, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced earlier today (January 9, 2018) that the 17 Marcil stores located in Quebec will be converted to the RONA banner on February 26. This decision furthers Lowe’s Canada’s vision to make RONA the #1 banner in the building centre market (small to medium stores, also known as “proximity stores”) in the country.

“We are committed to RONA and the proximity building center model as one of Lowe’s Canada pillar of growth,” said Serge Éthier, Executive Vice-President of RONA Proximity. “RONA and Marcil operate in the same market segment, have complementary locations, and both serve a large client base of contractors and pros. It was therefore natural to combine the strengths of both banners. This decision will allow us to maximize our products and services offering to Marcil retail and professional customers, while simplifying our operations,” he added.

Starting February 26, consumers who used to shop at Marcil will see the product selection available to them double, going from approximately 20 000 items to more than 40 000 products available in store and on rona.ca. In addition, they will benefit from the introduction of new product categories, such as home appliances and a wide seasonal department, as well as from a transactional website that will not only let them consult the product catalogue and verify store inventory, but also order online and collect their items in store or have them delivered by truck.

“We are happy to fuel RONA’s growth with the addition of these 17 stores and their seasoned teams, and we are impatient to show the Marcil customers the numerous advantages of the RONA banner,” concluded M. Éthier

About RONA
Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement company. Spanning the entire country, its vast network of more than 430 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealers. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects. For more information, visit rona.caor follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada opens new model Lowe’s store in Gloucester

Lowe’s Canada celebrates the opening of the first new model Lowe’s store in the Greater Ottawa Area

Boucherville, QC, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada opened today its fifth store under the new model of Lowe’s stores in Canada which offers an enhanced shopping experience. The store, located at 1880 Innes Road in Gloucester, was converted from the former RONA Home and Garden. It was designed by taking the best of Lowe’s and RONA’s offering to create the new model of Lowe’s stores. This is the first new model Lowe’s store to open in the greater Ottawa area.

“We are thrilled to kick off the New Year with the grand opening of this new model Lowe’s store in Gloucester, which combines the best of what RONA and Lowe’s have to offer across the country,” says Guy Beaumier, Interim Executive President, Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail. “In 2018, we will continue Lowe’s Big Box evolution to bring our enhanced shopping experience, which includes brand new features to better serve our commercial clientele, to even more Canadian customers.”

The store underwent an extensive 16-week physical transformation from the former RONA which involved construction, departmental sequencing of new racking and re-merchandising, branding and IT conversion, as well as a significant investment in our people with exhaustive training focused on new product knowledge and customer service.

New Retail Experience
The new Gloucester Lowe’s will offer an enhanced retail experience, including:

  • A wider assortment of seasonal products such as patio, Halloween and items for the Holiday season in line with the latest fashion trends.
  • The introduction of entirely new product categories such as appliances, Lowe’s private labels, and top brands such as John Deere, Husqvarna, and Cub Cadet.
  • A broader selection of fashion plumbing products such as tubs, showers, toilets, vanities, sinks and faucets with the introduction of high-profile brands such as Kohler and Grohe.
  • Floor displays featuring the latest fashions in wood flooring and tiles with larger displays at eye level allowing customers to better visualize their projects and better experience the texture of flooring products.
  • Access to more than 100,000 products on www.lowes.ca

Enhanced Contractor Experience
The new Gloucester location offers an enhanced shopping experience for pros and commercial customers, including:

  • The introduction of the Contractor Rewards Program (i.e. loyalty and pricing program)
  • Access to a drive-through lumber yard where contractors can load their vehicles directly to save time, as well as have access to a broader lumber assortment.
  • The Gloucester store is the fifth Lowe’s store in Canada to introduce charge accounts that will allow commercial customers to shop at any RONA corporate store and new model Lowe’s store in Canada and receive a single monthly invoice.
  • Introduction of corporately owned and operated delivery trucks to provide a more personalized level of service for deliveries to contractors.
  • Enhanced assortment in key contractor categories including lumber, building materials, millwork, tools, hardware, etc.

The new Gloucester Lowe’s marks the company’s 61st store in Canada under the Lowe’s banner and fourth Lowe’s location in the Greater Ottawa market. The store represents a local investment in excess of $5.16 million and created 35 new jobs – in total the store has 150 permanent positions and approximately 35 seasonal roles.

The store offers about 40,000 products in-stock to meet customers’ home improvement needs, and features retail offering space totaling more than 169,000 square feet, including 74,965 square feet of retail sales space, an adjacent garden centre of 30,706 square feet, a covered lumberyard of 25,698 square feet, and an additional outdoor drive-through lumberyard of 37,940 square feet.

Today, local dignitaries and Lowe’s executives joined employees from the store to celebrate the grand opening through an official board cutting ceremony and community grant presentation. Lowe’s donated $5,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to fund the purchase of oxygen blenders for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Grand Opening Events
Grand opening activities for the new store, where customers can enjoy free sessions, giveaways and contests, will continue until Monday. These include:

  • Children’s Workshop for families on Saturday, January 6 at 10 a.m.
  • Live in-store radio remote with Hot 89.9 on Saturday, January 6, with a draw for a $250 Lowe’s gift card and a small appliance.
  • Giveaways including: Char-Broil spatula (first 75 customers, Thursday only); Sylvania A19 LED 60-watt light bulb (first 1,000 customers, Friday only); $25 Lowe’s gift card (first 200 customers, Saturday only) and a DeWalt 4-pce. spade bit set (first 200 customers, Sunday only).
  • Customers can also enter to win 1 of 4 grand prizes.
  • Contractor exclusive VIP event on Monday, January 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. There will be a draw to win 1 of 3 $250 Lowe’s gift cards and contractors can fill out a ballot to win 1 of 4 tool prizes. To register, contractors can call the store at 613.741.6331 and ask to speak with the Contractor Specialist to request an invite.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Lowe’s Canada shines a spotlight on its distinctive features with new corporate video

Boucherville, QC, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada, a leading home improvement company, is proud to unveil its new corporate video. The video shines a spotlight on the company’s distinctive features, including a multi-format, multi-banner store network designed to meet Canadian consumers’ every renovation need, and all the Lowe’s Canada employees driving the company’s success.

“We wanted a tool that captures what Lowe’s Canada is all about—a way to share our values, the diversity of our network, and the things that inspire us day-to-day,” says Sylvain Prud’homme, president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada. “Our purpose is to help people love where they live. That’s why we wanted a video that would speak to, and inspire, both our customers and our employees.”

For the purpose of this video, images were shot from coast to coast, featuring employees and dealers from each banner to illustrate the strength of Lowe’s Canada’s network.

You can view Lowe’s Canada’s new corporate video here. The video is a production of Sid Lee Montreal.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

SOURCE: Lowe’s

Lowe’s Canada opens new Lowe’s Big Box model store in B.C.

Second new Lowe’s model opens today in B.C.

Boucherville, QC, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada opened today (October 5, 2017) its second store under the new model of Lowe’s stores in Canada which offers an enhanced shopping experience. The store, located at 850 Langford Parkway, was converted from the former RONA Home and Garden. It was designed by taking the best of Lowe’s and RONA’s offering to create the new model of Lowe’s stores. The first converted store was in Edmonton North, Alberta.

“As we are actively pursuing the evolution of Lowe’s Big Box in Canada, we are happy to offer the Langford community a new shopping experience by taking the best of what both Lowe’s and RONA banners have to offer to create a new Lowe’s Big Box model,” says Guy Beaumier, Interim Executive Vice President, Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail. “We spared no efforts in order to provide our customers enhanced offers in product, pricing, services and financing, including new features for our Contractor clientele.”

The store underwent an extensive 16-week physical transformation from the former RONA which involved construction, departmental sequencing of new racking and re-merchandising, branding and IT conversion, as well as a significant investment in our people with extensive training that is focused on new product knowledge and customer service

New Retail Experience

The new Langford Lowe’s will offer an enhanced retail experience including:

  • A wider assortment of Seasonal products such as Patio, Holiday and Halloween including the latest fashion trends
  • The introduction of entirely new product categories including Appliances, Lowe’s private labels, and top brands such as John Deere, Husqvarna, and Cub Cadet.
  • A broader selection of Fashion Plumbing products such as tubs, showers, toilets, vanities, sinks and faucets with the introduction of high profile brands such as Kohler and Grohe
  • Floor displays featuring the latest fashions in wood flooring and tiles with larger displays allowing customers to better visualize their projects and better experience the texture of flooring products.
  • Access to more than 100,000 products on www.lowes.ca.

Enhanced Contractor Experience

The new Langford location marks an enhanced shopping experience for Commercial customers, including:

  • The introduction of the Contractor Rewards Program (i.e. loyalty and pricing program)
  • Access to a drive through lumber yard where contractors can load their vehicles directly to save time, as well as have access to a broader lumber assortment.
  • The Langford store is the second Lowe’s store in Canada to introduce charge accounts that will allow Commercial customers to make purchases at any RONA Corporate store in Western Canada, as well as in new model Lowe’s stores. Customers will receive only ‘one’ monthly invoice for all purchases made from these stores.
  • Introduction of corporately owned and operated delivery truck to provide a more personalized level of service for deliveries to Contractors.
  • Enhanced assortment in key contractor categories including lumber, building materials, millwork, tools, hardware, etc

The new Langford Lowe’s marks the company’s 58th store in Canada under the Lowe’s banner and the banner’s second Lowe’s location in the Victoria market. The store represents a local investment in excess of $7.8 million and created 30 new jobs – in total the store employs 135 permanent positions with an additional 30 seasonal roles.

The store offers about 40,000 products in-stock to meet customers’ home improvement needs, and features retail offering space totaling 140,036 square feet, including 73,349 square feet of retail sales space, an adjacent Garden Centre of 28,315 square feet, a covered lumberyard of 24,155 square feet, and an additional outdoor drive thru lumberyard of 14,217 square feet.

Today, local dignitaries and Lowe’s executives joined employees from the store to celebrate the grand opening through an official board cutting ceremony and community grant presentation. Lowe’s donated $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity Victoria to support the Central Saanich Project beginning this Fall.

Grand Opening Events

Grand opening activities for the new store will continue throughout Monday where customers can enjoy free sessions, giveaways and contests including:

  • Children’s Workshop for families on Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Interactive autograph signing and Q&A session with HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler on Saturday, October 7th from 10am-12pm.
  • Giveaways including: Rayovac 6V Floating Flashlight + Rayovac Ready AA 8-Pack Batteries (first 75 customers only on Thursday); Sylvania A19 LED 60-Watt Light Bulb (first 1,000 customers Friday only); free Lowe’s $25 gift card (first 200 customers Saturday only) and a Bosch 32 pc. Screwdriver Bit Set (first 200 customers Sunday only).
  • Customers can also enter to win 1 of 4 Grand Prizes.
  • Contractor exclusive VIP event on Monday, October 9th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. There will be a draw to win 1 of 3 $250 Lowe’s gift cards and Contractors can fill out a ballot to win 1 of 4 Tool prizes. To register, Contractors can call the store at (250) 478-6680 and ask to speak with the Contractor Specialist to request an invite.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada announces hiring plans for its Gloucester RONA big box location

Gloucester, ON, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing growth in Canada, Lowe’s Canada has announced hiring plans for its Gloucester RONA big box location set to convert to the Lowe’s banner. Located at 1880 Innes Road, the Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store will convert to the Lowe’s banner this fall, creating 35 additional permanent positions including full time, part time and seasonal roles.

Lowe’s will be holding a Job Fair on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the RONA Home & Garden store in Gloucester. The store will employ a total of 150 permanent roles, with about 115 of those roles being filled by the existing RONA employees, and another 35 new positions that will need to be hired. Available positions include Sales Specialists, Department Managers, Customer Service Associates, Lawn and Landscape Pro, Cashier/Returns Associates, Night Crew, and Store Merchandising Associates.

Interested candidates are invited to bring their resume and attend the Lowe’s Job Fair to learn more about available employment opportunities and apply in person. The store’s management team will be onsite ready to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. In some instances (when possible), offers of employment will be made onsite to successful applicants. Those unable to apply in person can go to www.lowes.ca/careers at any time to submit their application.

“We are excited to be growing in Gloucester and have a lot of great employment opportunities available,” said Bill Goguen, Market Director in Ontario for Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail. “The new Lowe’s will create many new jobs in Gloucester and we are committed to filling as many positions as possible locally. We are looking for passionate people who are ready to help our customers love where they live, and achieve their project goals and dreams.”

What: Lowe’s Job Fair to support hiring in anticipation of the Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store set to convert to the Lowe’s banner, creating 35 additional permanent positions. Interested candidates can apply in person and Lowe’s management team will be onsite to conduct on-the-spot interviews.

When: September 9, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: RONA Home & Garden
1880 Innes Road
Gloucester, ON

Interested candidates can visit www.lowes.ca/careers for more information and are encouraged to visit the site often for details on employment opportunities.

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 more than 2,370 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., 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, 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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Solar Brokers Canada and Lowe’s Canada to provide solar energy installation services to homeowners throughout Ontario

TORONTO (ON) and BOUCHERVILLE (QC), 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Solar Brokers Canada, one of the largest residential solar providers in Canada, its affiliate Green Lion Eco Group, a solar engineering and project management company, and Lowe’s Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, today (August 14, 2017) announced the creation of Lowe’s Solar, an exclusive partnership to provide solar energy installation services to homeowners throughout the province of Ontario, Canada.

After the completion of a successful pilot program in select Lowe’s stores in the Toronto area, Ontario customers now have the opportunity to meet with trained solar consultants at all Lowe’s retail locations across the province to review feasibility scenarios for their home, learn about available Ontario government incentives and how solar energy can make their lives better, all while helping reduce their environmental footprint. These solar consultations will be facilitated using interactive digital display kiosks that provide insight into a solar installation.

“This initiative with our partners from Lowe’s Canada is a natural fit. Efficient renewable energy technologies are the next step and an integral part of sustainable home improvements,” said J.C. Awwad, Chief Executive Officer at Solar Brokers Canada. “We are confident that this partnership will make top quality solar solutions accessible to many more homeowners throughout the province.”

“Solar energy is increasingly important in Ontario. Through this partnership with Solar Brokers Canada, Lowe’s is now in a unique position to provide a simple one-stop solution for Ontario customers looking for renewable energy solutions and convenient in-home installation options while also adding value to their homes,” said Malcolm Parks, Divisional Vice President, Operations at Lowe’s in Canada.

This exclusive partnership expands Solar Brokers Canada’s market reach across Ontario, while also supporting Lowe’s Canada’s efforts to help its customers reduce the environmental impact of their home renovation and construction projects.

About Solar Brokers Canada Corp.
Solar Brokers Canada Corp. is one of the largest solar providers in Canada and the first residential solar brokerage in the country. Since its founding in 2012, the company has experienced revenue growth of over 8900%. To date the company has brokered over 30 megawatts of residential solar in Ontario. Based in Toronto, Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate companies, oversee a staff of over 100 industry-leading professionals. Through proprietary tools, including state of the art project management and customer relationship management software and lead-generating interactive digital display kiosks, Solar Brokers Canada is redefining how consumers adopt residential solar.

For more information, visit solarbrokerscanada.com

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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.599.5900 ext 5271
media@rona.ca

Solar Brokers Canada
Riley Wallace
Marketing Manager
Tel (800) 332.9395 Ext. 301
r.wallace@solarbrokerscanada.com

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada: Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store in Ontario to convert to the Lowe’s banner

Boucherville, QC, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today (August 14, 2017) that its Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store in Ontario will convert to the Lowe’s banner. The Gloucester store, located at 1880 Innes Road, will undergo an extensive renovation and re-merchandising of the existing store which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Starting on August 14, 2017, the Gloucester store will undergo an extensive 16-week physical transformation to the new model of Lowe’s stores in Canada which will involve construction, departmental sequencing of new racking and re-merchandising, branding and IT conversion. As well, Lowe’s is investing in its people with extensive employee training focused on new product knowledge and customer service.

“The store will remain open during the conversion and we are committed to minimizing any impact on customers so that we can continue to offer the best shopping experience possible during the store transformation,” confirmed Guy Beaumier, Interim Executive Vice President, Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail.

Customers of the Gloucester store can look forward to an enhanced shopping experience including expanded assortment and access to well-known brands such as Kohler, John Deere and Whirlpool, as well as the introduction of new categories such as appliances. Lowe’s also features established private label brands such as Kobalt and Allen & Roth, which offer great quality at affordable prices. In addition, Lowe’s has strong seasonal programs for its Patio and Holiday collections, top of the line installation programs across many categories, protection plans for products such as appliances, tools and outdoor power equipment, and a superior online program which includes Click & Collect for in-store pickup, local truck delivery and parcel shipping.

The new store will also offer an enhanced shopping experience for Commercial customers including the introduction of the Contractor Rewards Program, access to a drive through lumber yard and charge accounts that will allow them to make purchases at any RONA Corporate store in Ontario, as well as new model Lowe’s stores with only ‘one’ monthly invoice for all purchases made from these stores. Enhanced assortment in key contractor categories include lumber, building materials, millwork, tools and hardware.

The new Gloucester Lowe’s will feature 74,965 square feet of retail sales space, an adjacent Garden Centre with 25,942 square feet, as well as an outdoor lumber yard with 30,000 square feet and a covered (drive-thru) lumber yard with 25,580 square feet. The store will employ more than 150 permanent jobs and approximately 35 seasonal positions, and is currently looking to hire an additional 35 permanent and seasonal employees. Interested candidates can visit www.lowes.ca/careers for more information and to apply.

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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.599.5900 ext 5271
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada to open new store in Winnipeg, Manitoba; slated to open early 2018

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its Canadian growth strategy, Lowe’s Canada announces it will open a new Lowe’s store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which represents a $34 million local investment. The new home improvement store, slated to open in early 2018, will offer more than 40,000 in-stock products to help customers build, improve and beautify their homes.

“We are excited to have this unique opportunity to join the Winnipeg community and finally open this very first Lowe’s location in Manitoba,” said Jim Caldwell, Executive Vice President, Lowe’s Big Box Retail. “We believe this new store will allow us to become part of an established and active shopping hub, and will support our ongoing strategy to be the home improvement choice for Canadians. We are thrilled to be expanding into Winnipeg and see tremendous opportunity in this new market for us.”

Located at 1799 Kenaston Boulevard, at the intersection of McGillivray Boulevard, the new Winnipeg Lowe’s will have 95,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden centre of 20,000 square feet. The store will create approximately 125 permanent jobs with an additional 30 to 35 seasonal positions.

Since the beginning of 2017, Lowe’s opened new stores in Milton (ON), Sherwood Park (AB) and London SW (ON). The Winnipeg Lowe’s store will be the first one in Manitoba. Lowe’s growing network in Canada currently has more than 55 stores under the Lowe’s banner.

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. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Canada sponsors Tagliani Autosport’s #18 racecar for the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series (NPS) season

Lowe’s Canada sponsors Tagliani Autosport’s #18 racecar for the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series (NPS) season

 

Boucherville (Québec), 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada is proud to announce its sponsorship of Tagliani Autosport’s #18 racecar for the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series (NPS) season. In 2016, Alex Tagliani enjoyed his best season ever in the NASCAR Canada division and Lowe’s Canada looks forward to a very exhilarating new season ahead.

“We are very excited to support Alex Tagliani, a driver who holds an exceptional track record in the racing world and who shares the same values as Lowe’s Canada in terms of excellence and integrity,” commented Mr. Sylvain Prud’homme, President and CEO of Lowe’s Canada. “We look forward to a very exciting NASCAR Pinty’s Series season with Alex and his entire team.”

“I am very excited about our newest sponsor, Lowe’s Canada,” mentioned Alex Tagliani. “As someone who really enjoys home renovation and construction, carrying the Lowe’s logo is a huge honour for me. It’s no secret that I spend as much time as I can in Lowe’s various banners and can often be found there while my wife is running some other errands! It’s not every day that you can find such a personal connection with the brands you represent. I can’t wait to start interacting with our new fans, customers and Lowe’s employees across Canada.”

Between May and September, Alex Tagliani and his #18 racecar will visit stores across Lowe’s Canada banners, including Lowe’s, RONA and Réno-Dépôt, where he will meet fans and sign autographs. Lowe’s Canada will also work closely with EpiPen — another one of Alex Tagliani’s sponsors — in variety of promotional events to further promote a safe environment and raise awareness not only for racers who suffer from food allergies, such as Alex Tagliani, but all those who live with that reality.

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 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA, inc., operates over 535 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 24,000 employees, as well as more than 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

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Lowe’s Canada to support the entire independent retailer network and to further leverage the Ace dealer support program

  • Investing resources to support and grow the Canadian home improvement network and further leverage the Ace brand
  • Ace dealers poised to receive more attractive product pricing, marketing support, a dedicated website with a platform for online sales and broader offering

Boucherville, QC , 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada today (February 16, 2017) announced that it is investing resources to support and grow the entire independent retailer network and to further leverage the Ace dealer support program. The company plans on enhancing dealer growth by fostering marketing support, growing the Ace product offering, and providing even more attractive product pricing.

“Our goal is to support Ace dealer sales growth and profitability by establishing a dynamic dealer support program that offers our dealers a better share in their markets,” said Alain Brisebois, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Dealers. “We strongly believe in independent retailers, a key vector for our growth. Within this context, investing in Ace programs will ensure a successful longer term outcome.”

After a detailed and complete business review that included customers, products, programs and facilities, a decision has been reached to integrate the Ace Canada distribution and business centres into existing Lowe’s Canada facilities. This decision will allow Ace dealers to benefit from lower cost of goods and to connect to Lowe’s Canada retail intelligence.

“The Ace brand has a strong reputation for quality products and services. The purpose of this transition is to drive growth throughout the Ace Canada dealer network,” said Brisebois. “Integrating these operations in the Lowe’s Canada facilities and systems is a pre-requisite to offering dealers a dedicated website with a platform for online sales and allowing them to take advantage of an omni-channel strategy.”

The integration of operations will result in the closing of the Winnipeg, Manitoba distribution centre and head office and the Kitchener, Ontario distribution centre, which will be completed in the company’s fourth quarter this year. Moving forward, Ace head office functions in Winnipeg will relocate to the Lowe’s Canada regional office in Mississauga, Ontario. The existing distribution network in Calgary, Alberta and in Boucherville, Quebec, as well as the Lowe’s Canada head office in Boucherville, will be leveraged to continue serving Ace dealers previously served in Winnipeg and Kitchener.

Lowe’s Canada will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition with resources that actively support employees, dealers, vendors and customers. The company will ensure all dealers continue to be served throughout the transition from the Winnipeg distribution centre until the end of August and the Kitchener distribution centre until late fall. Lowe’s Canada will also continue to recruit and grow the Ace dealer network across the country.

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 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA, inc., operates over 535 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 24,000 employees, as well as more than 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada to host annual Regional Hiring Day to meet spring and summer demand

Boucherville, QC, 2017-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( February 1, 2017) Lowe’s Canada announced plans to hire approximately 2,800 new employees to fill seasonal roles at its 54 Lowe’s banner stores across Canada in addition to positions at two new stores that are expected to open in Sherwood Park (AB) and SW London (ON) by mid-2017.

To help meet customer needs during the spring and summer seasons, Lowe’s will host its annual Regional Hiring Day on Saturday February 25th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time in each city) at its Lowe’s banner stores across Canada. Potential candidates are invited to walk in to any Lowe’s store across Canada to learn more about available employment opportunities and apply in person or online during Regional Hiring Day. Management teams will be onsite ready to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. In some instances, offers of employment will be made onsite to successful applicants. Those able to apply online can go to www.lowes.ca/careers at any time to submit their applications.

“We have a lot of great seasonal employment opportunities available as the warmer seasons approach and customers get ready to tackle their outdoor projects,” says Wanda Walkden, VP, Human Resources, Lowe’s Canada. “At Lowe’s we are looking for passionate people who are ready to help our customers accomplish both their inside and outside projects. We also offer great opportunities in our garden centres for people with a passion for horticulture, who want to share their expertise and gardening tips with our customers”

Seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer, typically from March until September, when weather has improved and customers are ramping up their indoor and outdoor home improvement projects. Typical seasonal positions include customer service associates, cashiers, loaders, stockers, sales specialists and assemblers. Approximately 35-40 seasonal positions are hired per store.

Hiring for Lowe’s two new stores will create approximately 150 jobs at each location, and an additional 35-40 seasonal roles. Interested candidates can visit www.lowes.ca/careers for more information and are encouraged to visit the site often for details on job fairs and employment opportunities.

For a full list of Lowe’s locations in Canada please visit www.lowes.ca.

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 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA, inc., operates over 535 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 24,000 employees, as well as more than 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Lowe’s Canada announces two more locations in Ontario in addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites

Target acquisition accelerates Lowe’s footprint in Canada

TORONTO, ON, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today that in addition to completing the acquisition of 12 former Target sites, the company also plans to open two more locations in Ontario. Construction is currently underway in Ancaster and Mississauga, representing an additional investment in excess of approximately C$50 million.

“These 14 new locations are a tremendous win for us in Canada, accelerating our growth across the country and bringing our total store count to 54 locations,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, president of Lowe’s Canada. “We continue to receive a positive reaction from our customers on our store experience and this helps us reach additional communities more quickly.”

The new Lowe’s store sites are located across Canada, many in markets where Lowe’s is currently underpenetrated. As a result of these new locations, approximately 2,000 jobs will be created in Canada, and Lowe’s total Canadian store count will increase to 54 locations including 37 stores in Ontario, 3 in Saskatchewan, 9 in Alberta and 5 in British Columbia.

Lowe’s acquisition of the 12 former Target locations has been completed, including the purchase of Target’s Milton, Ontario distribution centre for a total purchase price of approximately C$147.75 million. This acquisition came as part of a real estate auction following Target’s decision to cease operations in Canada.

The 14 new stores, located across the country will enhance Lowe’s presence in Western Canada and strengthen its base in Ontario adding four new sites in British Columbia, two in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan and seven in Ontario as follows:

Abbotsford Power Centre Abbotsford, BC 1225 Sumas Way
Nanaimo North Town Centre Nanaimo, BC 4750 Rutherford Road
Prince George Prince George, BC 2999 Massey Drive
Victoria Tillicum Victoria, BC 3170 Tillicum Road
Shoppes at Shawnessy Calgary, AB 295 Shawville Blvd SE
Signal Hill Centre Calgary, AB 5696 Signal Hill Centre SW
Northgate Mall Regina, SK 355 Albert St. N
Ancaster Ancaster, ON 100 Portia Drive
Milton Mall Shopping Centre Milton, ON 55 Ontario Street South
Mississauga Mississauga, ON 5348 Mavis Road
Centrepoint Mall North York, ON 6600 Yonge Street
RioCan St. Laurent Ottawa, ON 1021 St. Laurent Blvd
Shoppers World Danforth Toronto, ON 3003 Danforth Avenue
Intercity Shopping Centre Thunder Bay, ON 1000 Forth William Road

The new distribution centre in Milton, Ontario is strategically located to serve the company’s current and future stores.

Lowe’s Canada is slated to open its 40th store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in August 2015. Opening dates for the remaining 14 locations will vary based on construction and permitting schedules.

About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online. With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and more than 265,000 employees. In Canada, Lowe’s opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 39 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees. For more information, visit www.lowes.ca.

Lowe’s Canada to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target’s Milton, Ontario distribution centre for C$151 million

Accelerates Lowe’s Expansion Across Canada

TORONTO, 2015-5-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today it has reached agreement to acquire the leases of 13 former Target Canada locations and to purchase Target’s Milton, Ontariodistribution centre for a total purchase price of approximately C$151 million.  This acquisition came as part of a real estate auction following Target’s decision to cease operations in Canada.

“Since opening stores in Canada in 2007, we have developed a successful model for providing the Canadian customer with outstanding service and quality products for the home,” said Sylvain Prud‘homme, president of Lowe’s Canada.  “These additional locations will accelerate our expansion across the country, enhancing our presence in Western Canada and strengthening our base in Ontario. We are excited to bring Lowe’s to more customers in more communities in Canada, further demonstrating our commitment to this important market.”

The store sites are located across Canada, many in markets where Lowe’s is underpenetrated.  The distribution centre in Milton, Ontario is strategically located to serve Lowe’s current and future stores.  As a result of the transaction, approximately 2,000 jobs will be created in Canada.

The proposed acquisitions are subject to court approval in Target Canada’s proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and certain other customary conditions. The court run process is expected to be completed by June 30, 2015.

About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada andMexico through its stores and online. With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and more than 265,000 employees. InCanada, Lowe’s opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 38 stores inOntario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

Contact

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