RONA to invest in Reno-Depot banner renovations

Boucherville, Quebec-based RONA reported that it will invest $20 million to renovate stores operating under its Reno-Depot banner.

The renovations, which include an improved retail space and more products and services, will be completed in four Reno-Depot stores by spring 2008. Renovations are planned on six more stores in the second quarter of 2008.

The announcement was made at the celebration marking the completion of major renovation work at the Reno-Depot store in Gatineau, Hull sector, Quebec.

“Today we’re celebrating the renewal of the Reno-Depot in Gatineau based on all the latest trends in customer service and big-box store management. The other stores operating under this banner will also be renovated using the same concept,” said Pierre Dandoy, RONA executive vp-big-box stores.

The Reno-Depot banner has 15 stores in Quebec.

RONA operates a network of 680 franchise, affiliate and corporate stores with more than $6 billion in annual retail sales.