Lowe's Canada Announces Second RONA Store Set To Convert To The Lowe's Brand
Langford RONA selected for second Lowe’s conversion slated for Fall 2017
Boucherville, QC – May 29, 2017 - Today, Lowe’s Canada announced that its Langford RONA Home and Garden store will be the second RONA big box location set to convert to the Lowe’s banner. The Langford store, located at 850 Langford Parkway (in Victoria), will undergo an extensive renovation and re-merchandising of the existing store which is expected to be completed by Fall 2017.
Starting on June 5, 2017, the Langford store will undergo a 16-week physical transformation which involves an extensive process including construction, departmental sequencing of new racking and re-merchandising, branding and IT conversion. As well, Lowe’s is investing in our people with extensive training that is focused on new product knowledge and customer service.
“The store will remain open during the conversion and we are committed to minimizing any impact on customers so that we can continue to offer the best shopping experience possible during the conversion process,” confirmed Jim Caldwell, Executive Vice President, Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail.
Customers of the Langford store can look forward to an enhanced shopping experience including expanded assortment and access to well-known brands such as Kohler, John Deere and Whirlpool, as well as the introduction of new categories such as appliances. Lowe’s also offers established private label brands such as Kobalt and Allen & Roth, which offer great quality at affordable prices. In addition, Lowe’s has strong seasonal programs for its Patio and Holiday collections, top of the line installation programs across many categories, protection plans for products such as appliances, tools and outdoor power equipment, and a superior online program which includes Click & Collect for in-store pickup and local truck delivery and parcel shipping.
The new Langford Lowe’s will feature 73,349 square feet of retail sales space, an adjacent Garden Centre with 28,315 square feet, as well as an outdoor lumber yard with 24,155 square feet and a covered (drive-thru) lumber yard with 14,217 square feet. The store will account for more than 130 permanent jobs and approximately 30 seasonal positions, and is currently looking to hire an additional 30 permanent and seasonal employees. Interested candidates can visit www.lowes.ca/careers for more information and to apply.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers.