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 RONA store in Carignan, Quebec

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced today (August 3, 2017) 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.

To share this news on social networks, please use #RONAOpening and @RONAinc.

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
514 626-6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

METRO launches fundraising campaign supporting Canadian Red Cross to assist flooding victims in Québec

MONTREAL, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sensitive to the situation currently impacting thousands of Quebeckers, METRO is launching a fundraising campaign supporting the Canadian Red Cross in its efforts to assist those affected by the flooding in Québec. Beginning May 9th, METRO will appeal to the generosity of its Metro and Super C store customers throughout the province and provide various ways to collect cash donations.

Customers will be able to deposit money in collection boxes set up at the checkout counters in all Metro and Super C stores in Quebec. All the money collected will be donated directly to the Canadian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund to help families affected by the flooding.

METRO
With annual sales of over $12 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical distribution in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

For more information:

Geneviève Grégoire
METRO
514 643-1000 ext 2055
genevieve.gregoire@metro.ca

Source: METRO INC.

Hudson’s Bay Company to open its first Quebec Saks Fifth Avenue store in Montreal in Fall 2018

Hudson's Bay Company to open its first Quebec Saks Fifth Avenue store in Montreal in Fall 2018
Hudson’s Bay Company to open its first Quebec Saks Fifth Avenue store in Montreal in Fall 2018

 

NEW YORK & MONTREAL, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC) today (September 22, 2016) announced plans to open its first Quebec Saks Fifth Avenue location in Montreal, within the historic Hudson’s Bay on Boulevard de Maisonneuve. The approximately 200,000 square-foot, multi-level store will be the largest Saks Fifth Avenue store in Canada and, similar to the award-winning approach taken at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, will be co-located with Hudson’s Bay in the same building. The opening is planned for Fall 2018.

The new Saks flagship store will offer customers designer product including: women’s designer ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, beauty and men’s. The store will feature some of Saks’ exclusive offerings, including: 10022-SHOE, Saks Fifth Avenue’s signature women’s designer shoe salon, and a full service Fifth Avenue Club, complete with private suites and personal shopping consultants. Unique to the Montreal store will be a Quebec-themed Saks Fifth Avenue food hall.

“We are excited to bring the distinctive Saks Fifth Avenue experience to Montreal, which has long been a destination for fashion in Canada,” commented Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Shoppers here are known for their impeccable style and we’re confident that Saks’ superior designer merchandise and exemplary customer service will be as well-received here as it has been across Canada.”

Hudson’s Bay will undergo an extensive renovation that will reconfigure the store layout, redefine departments and enhance the overall shopping environment. The multi-million dollar investment in Canada’s iconic store will touch all levels of the building, and further positions Hudson’s Bay as the most exciting department store in Canada. The new concept for Hudson’s Bay will introduce the most modern department store shopping experience while maintaining the company’s heritage. The plans build on the success of the company’s Queen Street flagship, where Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue are co-located and offer an unparalleled shopping experience.

“The reimagining of our iconic Montreal location is a significant milestone in the evolution of our Hudson’s Bay store, given the importance of the Quebec customer to our business,” stated Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. “In today’s digital world, our store experience is paramount in our mission to entertain and delight our customers. This renovation will keep Hudson’s Bay central to our customers’ shopping experience for years to come.”

Saks Fifth Avenue currently has two full-line stores in Canada at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and CF Sherway Gardens, and has announced plans for a store in Calgary, Alberta.

Hudson’s Bay will remain open throughout the renovation process.

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 40 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY
Hudson’s Bay Company, incorporated in 1670, is North America’s oldest company. Hudson’s Bay has grown to become Canada’s most prominent department store, today operating 90 full-line locations and thebay.com. It has established a reputation for quality, service, and style by offering well-edited assortments of exclusive and popular fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands. It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.

ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY
Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 470 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.

In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well asSportarena.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in theHBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Hudson’s Bay Company
Tiffany Bourré
905-595-7184
Director, Corporate Communications
Tiffany.bourre@hbc.com

Hudson’s Bay Company
Jen Vargas
646-802-2952
VP, Corporate Communications
Jen.vargas@hbc.com

Source: Hudson’s Bay Company

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