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RONA INC.

August 08, 2011 12:00 ET

Media Advisory/UPDATED: Reopening of Three New RONA Stores in the Halifax Region

Press conference and photo opportunity

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2011) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is pleased to invite media representatives to the official reopening ceremony of three RONA stores formerly under the Piercey's banner. The stores are located on Cole Harbour Road in Dartmouth, at 84 Manson Lane in Elmsdale, and in St. Margaret's Village near Exit 5 off Highway 103.

The renovations represent an investment of close to $4 million and will give consumers an improved shopping experience as they take advantage of a wider range of products. Each new RONA store has expanded its inventory by more than 12,000 products and boasts access to some 100,000 products offered throughout the RONA network.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, at 11:30 a.m. (please note time change)
WHERE: RONA
1000 Cole Harbour Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
WHO: Honourable Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia and MLA Cole Harbour
His Worship Peter Kelly, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality
Ms. Valerie Payn, President, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Gordon Kennedy, RONA Vice President, Retail – Atlantic Provinces
Mr. Ryan Farrell, RONA Cole Harbour Store Manager

NOTES

As of 9 a.m.: RONA Cole Harbour doors open to the public

About RONA

In June 2010, RONA acquired the chain of Piercey's stores which included five hardware stores and major lumberyards strategically located around the Halifax region. Over the past six years, RONA has rapidly expanded its presence in Atlantic Canada, notably with the acquisition of Chester Dawe in 2006 and Bishop's Building Center in 2008, and by opening new corporate stores and recruiting independent dealer-owners.

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of more than 950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 17 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit www.rona.ca.

Contact Information

  • Marie-France LeBlanc
    902-430-6619