Home Depot, Lee Valley, RONA among winners at retail awards

TORONTO — Home Depot President Jeff Kinnaird headed up a stellar roster of individuals and companies from the hardware and home improvement industry at last night’s Excellence in Retailing Gala. The event capped day one of the RCC’s annual convention, STORE. Kinnaird was selected as Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year, while Robin Lee, president and CEO of Lee Valley Tools, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other winning companies included Canadian Tire (in-store merchandising and supply chain innovations), RONA (mobile experience), and Federated Co-operatives (philanthropic leadership).