- Rona, Inc. is a Canadian retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. Founded in 1939, the company operates a mix of company-owned and franchised retailers from more banners, including Ron, his big box format Rona Home & Garden, as well as for smaller brands such as Rona Cashway, March Centre de Renovation and Dick Wood was 3 February 2016, US retail Lowe announced that it will acquire Rona for $ 3.2 billion in ongoing government approval. Lowe plans to maintain Ron's retail brands after the merger.
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- While Home Depot and Lowe's are all the shops owned by the company, Rona Home & Garden stores are a combination of corporate-owned and franchised, despite the massive investment required to build such a store. As the big box home improvement stores came out, Ron retaliated by bringing together owners of successful small Rona affiliate stores in Quebec to invest in one or more of the big box format stores. Many Rona Home & Garden seats in that province so have at the local level, the tradition of a hardware store in the family, and a lot of flexibility to adapt to the market at the level of trade. Most of Ron's big-box store format in the rest of Canada are fully corporate property.
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