RONA identifies franchises it will buy

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― RONA inc. has identified the 20 stores it intends to acquire from its franchise dealers. Those stores consist of 15 big box L’éntrepôt stores and three RONA proximity stores in Quebec, plus two big box RONA Home & Garden stores in Ontario―in Nepean and Gloucester in the Ottawa region. Together, they represent more than $500 million in retail sales.

(Click here for a full listing of store sites, and read the full story about RONA’s takeover of these stores in Monday’s mind-boggling issue of HARDLINES. If you haven’t subscribed yet, there’s no better time than right now!  Click here now for a free trial!―Michael McLarney, Editor)