Throwback Thursday: Ten years ago RONA was thinking very differently about Réno-Dépôt

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature in which we dip into the archives of the Hardlines Weekly Report.

What a difference a decade makes. In our June 2, 2014, issue of the Hardlines Weekly Report, we reported that RONA had “refocused” its Quebec-only Réno-Dépôt concept—and had “plans to roll out aspects of the Réno-Dépôt strategy to other markets (other provinces).” Fast forward ten years to the present. RONA inc. announced on May 24 that, by the fall, its approximately 20 Réno-Dépôt stores will be well on the way to converting to the chain’s new big box banner, RONA+.

(We’ll have a full report on the fate of the Réno-Dépôt stores in Monday’s edition of our weekly in-depth newsletter, Hardlines Weekly Report. If you are missing this important publication, you’re missing out! Click here now for a free trial subscription.)