January 26, 2012

Rona, the largest chain of home improvement retailers and distributors in Canada, has appointed Dave Carr to the position of VP retail, Western Canada, and François Hardy to the position of VP dealer-owner network development.

September 14, 2011

Boucherville, Quebec-based RONA, the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, announced the appointment of Michelle Laberge as senior director of communications and public affairs. 

She will report to Claude Bernier executive VP marketing and customer innovations.

Laberge joins RONA from MSL Canada, a public relations agency where she was VP for its consumer division, representing clients such as Procter & Gamble, Indigo Chapters and Fujifilm

August 10, 2011

The one-two punch of bad weather and a weak economy took its toll on Boucherville, Quebec-based RONA's second-quarter performance. 

Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products posted second-quarter sales of C$34.2 million, down 2.4%. Same-store sales declined 9.6%. Net income amounted to C$39.5 million, down from C$66.3 million in the second quarter of 2010.

April 15, 2011

While legislators were able to head off a government shutdown, readers found very little to celebrate. Here's what we heard.

“It disgusts me how our national politicians act and spend our money. The $38 billion was nothing to cut -- a pathetic effort to correct previous run-a-way spending. The U.S. economy is like the Titanic. We haven’t hit the iceberg yet, but it’s visible through the fog.” — Mike Uhl Fatal Funnel, Inc. 

October 31, 2010

Boucherville, Quebec-based Rona announced it has signed a deal to purchase dealer-owned, wholesale distributor TruServ...

October 7, 2010

Rona has recently hired an employee that will help it target similar market opportunities in...

April 24, 2008

The company announced that it has recruited “nine new independent dealer-owners in the last two...

January 17, 2008

Best-MAR has three locations in Ontario, with head offices in Ottawa. The company has annual...

December 4, 2007

Canada’s largest home improvement retailer opened a new store in London, Ontario, Dec. 4....

December 2, 2007

Michael Storfer will oversee the Canadian retailer’s new commercial and professional division....

September 18, 2007

RONA will increase its presence in British Columbia with the acquisition of Dick’s Lumber,...

July 18, 2007

An analyst believes a Lowe’s takeover of the Canadian retailer has a “40 percent chance”...

July 18, 2007

The store is the first to be launched under the name “Rona” with no additional...