Lowe’s converts second RONA to new model

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has opened its second store under the new model of Lowe’s stores in Canada. The Langford, B.C., store, was converted from a former RONA Home and Garden and follows the first converted store in Edmonton North.

It underwent a 16-week physical transformation involving construction, departmental sequencing of new racking and re-merchandising, branding, and IT conversion. In addition to DIY customers, the Langford location will serve contractors with the introduction of the Contractor Rewards Program, a drive-through lumber yard, and a single-billing system allowing professional customers to make purchases at any RONA corporate store in Western Canada.